‘Maazel’ Guadagnini of 1783

Owned by the Maestro Lorin Maazel for over 66 years, this example from Giovanni Battista Guadagnini’s late Turin period was sold to benefit artist development programs at the Maestro’s own Castleton Festival. Four bidders vied for the iconic instrument in an auction that was later featured on the cover of Strings Magazine as “The Million Dollar Guadagnini.” This sale represents the world record for the maker at auction. Read more at tarisio.com/maazel