One of the last of the traditional late Cremonese violin makers, Grulli initially made pianos with Francesco Ghisi. During the wars of Italian independence (1860s) when there was little demand for pianos he turned to violin making. His output as a whole was small and his work often lacks refinement and consistency. Stylistically his instruments are often long in body length, heavy in edgework and with ...Read More an unusual arching. His more refined instrumenst are rare but show the influence of his contemporary Enrico Ceruti.
- The auction record for this maker is $31,677 in Mar 1997, for a cello. - 13 auction price results.