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Dario Vettori Violin 'Garimberti', 2018, Florence

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A violin by the contemporary Florentian maker, Dario Vettori, based on a Stradivari model from the forms of Carlo Bisiach. Exuding character, a hallmark of the Vettori family, this violin may be best suited for a violinist seeking a versatile instrument that is at home in a variety of settings and ensembles, possessing outstanding tonal balance, neither overly dark or overly brilliant. One piece quarter sawn maple back of medium to wide grain, extending horizontally. Spruce top of straight, fine to medium grained tonewood. The varnish is a light red-brown applied over a golden ground, with delicate shading.

Dario Vettori

Joining his family’s well-known workshop at the young age of 18, Dario Vettori has trained as a violinmaker worldwide, including in the US at Oberlin and working for Christoph Landon in New York. Named after his grandfather, the founder of the family’s violin firm in Florence. Dario attended the Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, studying cello and art history.

The Italian Violin Making Tradition


Price: $22,000

Size: 4/4

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Country of Origin

Italian Violin Making

Cremona: The Birthplace of Today's Violins

The origins of the violin were likely rooted in India or the Far East. In fact, musical instruments that are played with a bow appear in centuries-old paintings and pottery from many different civilizations. But there is no doubt that the violin we recognize today originated in mid-1500 Cremona, Italy, more specifically from the hand of Andrea Amati.

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