Giovanni Pistucci was one of the best makers from the modern Neapolitan School, along with Vincenzo Postiglione, his teacher. Pistucci rarely labeled his instruments because he principally copied the work of earlier Neapolitan makers and labeled them accordingly. In fact, until recent year, these copies often passed as original, despite Pistucci’s distinctive, recognizable style.
This violin, which is labeled Joseph & Antonio Gagliano, is a fine and characteristic example of Pistucci’s work. Like others we have sold, it has a robust and mature sound.