(c. 1710 – 1785)
Among the great makers of the Neapolitan tradition, Nicolò Gagliano, son of Alessandro, stands out for his consistently high standards of craftsmanship and sound quality. His instruments are among the most highly sought-after of the Gagliano family. One of the most talented in a family lineage of violin makers spanning two ...Read More centuries (c. 1665-1886), Nicolò followed in the footsteps of Stradivari for the most part, as did later generations of the family, though he in particular sometimes used Amati models. New developments pioneered together with his brother Gennaro and son Giuseppe include a harder slightly green-yellow varnish, use of beach wood for linings and purfling and the use paper fiber for the black outer strips of the purfling. All of these elements later became hallmarks of the Neapolitan school.
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