About the maker
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.
Postiglione was an apprentice to Vincenzo Lorio from 1847 until 1852, before later establishing himself as an independent maker in 1855.
After branching out in 1855, Postiglione became one of the finest Neapolitan makers during the second half of the 19th century, considered a master in his craft.
The Gagliano family’s reign was almost over by 1850, when their monopoly as the dominant makers in Naples was coming to an end. It was Postiglione who took the lead, setting a new standard of making for future luthiers.
Postiglione’s instruments remain highly regarded to this day for their beauty, workmanship and tone.
Neapolitan character with Gagliano influences
Today, Vincenzo Postiglione’s instruments maintain their esteemed status for their high quality varnish and craftsmanship.
Vincenzo retained his distinctive and unique style throughout his time as a maker, although subtle hints of Guadagnini and Gagliano are visible in his instruments.
Postiglione had an undeniable making technique. His instruments remain exceedingly popular with musicians today due to their outstanding quality and superb sound.