The Cozio Archive

Welcome to Cozio, the world’s largest reference resource for buyers, sellers and connoisseurs of fine stringed instruments and bows.

Founded in 2003 as a public registry of iconography, provenance and pricing information for historical stringed instruments, Cozio encompasses over 36,000 individual instruments and bows by over 3,500 makers. It is also the most comprehensive online source for maker biographies and provenance information, and contains over 57,000 historical auction prices.

Although most of Cozio is available to the public by subscription, it also contains photographs, documents and records of instruments and bows that are accessible only by request. If you would like information about any item that is not publicly available, please contact us.

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Guy Johnston interview

To celebrate his Tecchler cello’s 300th anniversary, Guy Johnston decided to take it back to its roots in Rome. Here he tells the story of how it happened

By Naomi Sadler

This project has been celebratory,’ says Guy Johnston of Tecchler300, which has seen him mark the 300th anniversary of his c. 1714 David Tecchler cello with a musical pilgrimage to the instrument’s birthplace in Rome. The Tecchler was bought for Johnston six years ago...

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