Little is known about the brief life of Felice Guadagnini, grandson of G.B. Guadagnini. He probably learned the basics of violin making from his step-brother Gaetano II and may have been responsible for the reintroduction of violin making to the activities ...Read More of the family workshop, which mainly dealt in guitar making, and violin retail and repair work.
The French influence was strong in Turin in the 19th century, and the two most prominent makers were Pressenda and Alessandro D'Espine, who Felice probably collaborated with in some capacity. Unfortunately the volume of his output is too small to draw conclusions about his stylistic inclinations, but what few instruments remain suggest a promising career cut short by his death in 1839 at the age of 28.
- The auction record for this maker is $57,011 in Jun 1998, for a violin. - 3 auction price results.