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A Violin by Mario Gadda

Violin by Mario Gadda, Mantua, c. 1980

This Gaetano Gadda model violin was crafted by the hands of a Mantuan Master Maker. Mario`s characteristic craftsmanship is prominent in this instrument. In our opinion, its highlights are its intense, glossy, deep red varnish and deeply flamed back maple piece. More

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25,000 EUR

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      This very distinctive violin clearly has its roots deep down in the 20th century Mantuan violin-making tradition, following the style and school of Stefano Scarampella. Despite its label and the certificate from the maker Mario Gadda attesting the violin's authorship to his father Gaetano, the craftsmanship, its aesthetic characteristics, and general condition confirm that the instrument was actually built by Mario himself. This was, most probably, an attempt to increase the instrument's value at the time.

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      Mario Gadda

      Born in Mantua in 1931, Mario Gadda started his studies in violin making with his father Gaetano Gadda at the age of 16. Known worldwide he made around 500 instruments to players and orchestras.Learn more

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        Back Length
        355 mm
        Upper Bout
        165 mm
        Center Bout
        113 mm
        Lower Bout
        205 mm
        String Length
        328 mm

        sound characteristics

        Bright, sweet and round.

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        Violin bow by Marta Lucchi, silver mounted

        By Marta Lucchi  |  , Cremona

        A violin bow crafted by the hands of a master maker. Marta’s long experience as a bow maker allows expressiveness in her characteristic work that follows her father’s style. In our opinion, the high point of this violin bow is its bold squared head.

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