Raffaele Desideri

Raffaele, like his father Pietro Paolo Desideri, was originally from Ripatransone, a small town not far from Ascoli Piceno in the Marche region. He produced mainly stringed instruments and guitars but also did restoration work.

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Pietro Paolo Desideri

Pietro Paolo Desideri was originally from Ripatransone, one of the oldest and most charming towns in the province of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche region. Together with those of Odoardi, the instruments of this artisan are among the most refined results for this area of Italy made between the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Francesco Maurizi

Francesco was a maker from the Marche region, active during the 19th century and originally from Colli del Tronto in the province of Ascoli Piceno.

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Emidio Celani

Emidio Celani represents the typical central Italian luthier, whose self-taught production spread mainly in the surrounding area and whose customers were primarily members of his rural community among them peasants, small artisans and local musicians.

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Giuseppe Odoardi

The great connoisseur and collector of violins, Count Alessandro Cozio Salabue, quoted in his notes the Marche maker Giuseppe Odoardi. Not surprisingly, together with those of Mariani, Pallotta and Postacchini, his instruments are judged to be among the masterpieces of the Marche region.

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Pietro Pallotta

Pietro Pallotta is the finest Umbria's maker of his time, who produced an impressive output of violins and violas of consistently high quality.

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Andrea Postacchini

Andrea Postacchini is considered the Stradivari of Marche region; whose instruments are among the best examples of this regional Italian school.

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Antonio Fabiani

A modest number of Antonio Fabiani's instruments have reached us, and they are an excellent example of the output of Marche luthiers from the early 20th century. Fabiani also focused on restoring antique instruments, including the ones of local makers such as Mariani and Postacchini.

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Costantino Celani

Costantino Celani, together with his brother Emidio, was active in the Marche region from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. He was more prolific than his brother and made a considerable number of stringed instruments during his long life.

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Domenico Corbucci

Domenico Corbucci hailed from Città di Castello in Umbria, a region that shares similarities with the Marche attitude towards violinmaking, particularly with the makers of Ascoli Piceno.

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Pietro Guarneri of Venice

Pietro Guarneri of Venice, who is often referred to as Peter of Venice, was an 18th century luthier who relocated to Venice from Cremona.

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Pietro Giovanni Guarneri of Mantua

Pietro Giovanni Guarneri, better known as Peter of Mantua, was an accomplished luthier and violinist in the 17th Century.

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Carlo Ferdinando Landolphi

Carlo Ferdinando has often been considered one of the finest instrument makers of his time, alongside Guarneri del Gesù and of course, Stradivari.

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Vincenzo Postiglione II

One of the leading Italian makers of the 19th century, Vincenzo Postiglione II was born in Naples in 1831, where he lived until his death in 1916.

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Tommaso Balestrieri

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic makers, Tommaso Balestrieri ranks among the finest of Mantua’s classical violin luthiers.

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Niccolò Gagliano

Also known as Nicola or Nicolaus Gagliano, Niccolò Gagliano was an esteemed luthier during the 18th century.

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Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

One of the most distinguished and successful of nineteenth century violin makers, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was a prolific maker.

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