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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Remembering Paul Siefried

Our December 2020 T2 auction features 180 lots of pernambuco from the workshop of the late Paul Martin Siefried. Paul's longtime friend and fellow bowmaker Matthew Wehling remembers Paul in a tribute for the Cozio Carteggio.

By Matt Wehling

Paul Martin Siefried passed away on November 28, 2019. While Paul was an excellent bowmaker, it was his work as a restorer which was particularly well regarded, even legendary.  His creative mind and powerful observation skills developed techniques which made him the premier US restorer for over four decades. His reputation was such that in […]

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