A follower of Genoa school founder Bernardo Calcagni, Paolo Castello was probably mostly self-taught. His somewhat coarse craftsmanship suggests haste, but the wide purfling and rough scrolls are counterbalanced by some elegant details, such as the f-holes. The varnish is in general quite good, and he used various models, most ...Read More often of Stradivari. The overall quality of his output ranges widely, and some individual examples can be fine.
- The auction record for this maker is $73,125 in Oct 2007, for a violin. - 38 auction price results.