Instrument Type: Cello
Item #: xxx-814
Maker: Francesco Guadagnini
Description: Violin maker (1863 – 1948). Second only to his great-grandfather G.B. Guadagnini in productivity, Francesco Guadagnini inherited the family workshop in 1881 at the age of 18. He ran the business successfully, with some help from his brother Giuseppe II, and although he continued the trade relationship with Mirecourt established by his grandfather Gaetano II, he soon became interested in violin making. The presence of workshop assistant Enrico Marchetti during his father's tenure probably had a formative influence on Francesco's work.
In Francesco's time the shop employed several young and talented makers, including Carlo Oddone, Annibale Fagnola, and Evasio Emilio Guerra, who probably inspired his best work. After 1912 his model remains much the same until about 1920, when it becomes more exaggerated and the varnish becomes hard and dark red in color. Francesco's son Paolo followed in his footsteps, the last violin maker of the great Guadagnini dynasty.
This particular cello is in excellent condition. Certified by Charles Beare with accompanying letters and documentation. Back Length: 75.7 cm. String Length: 69.0 cm.
Terms: This cello is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this cello, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.