A Violoncello by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini

Cremona, c1758

G.B. Guadagnini is widely regarded as the greatest violin maker of the second half of the 18th century.
Recent research has shed light as to the influence of both Casa Stradivari and Casa Guarneri of Cremona on the lines of symmetry of instruments by Guadagnini, hence J.B. Guadagnini was still a youth while his father Lorenzo, both in Bilegno and Piacenza, was a contributing maker of instruments for Stradivari's workshop, the leading violin shop in the first half of the 18th century.

Length of Back: 71.2 cm