Violin by

Gennaro Gagliano
Naples, c.1755

Gennaro Gagliano and his brother, Nicolo, were the sons of Alessandro and together established Naples as an important violin-making center during the end of the 18th century. Although Gennaro was less productive than his brother, his work was more consistently fine and is highly sought after.

This good example made between 1750 and 1760 is certainly inspired by Stradivari. Its sound is equally as bold as its appearance – both powerful and full of nuance and colors – which makes it suitable for a concertmaster or any serious musician seeking these outstanding qualities.