Widely recognized as the greatest Italian violinmaker at the turn of the 20th century, Stefano Scarampella came to violinmaking in his 40s, rather late compared to most other successful makers. Scarampella’s bold style is unmistakable, and his personal model clearly evolved from those of his Mantuan predecessors Camilli and Balestrieri. He made violins (and the occasional viola or cello) in Mantua from about 1890 until his death in 1925, training the well-known Gaetano Gadda in his final years.
Long favored for their commanding, powerful tone, Scarampella violins are highly sought-after. We are very pleased to offer this very pure example in nearly mint condition.