Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1770, the 'Meinel'

Violin: 42622

Back: Two-piece marked by a faint, irregular horizontal curl

Scroll: plain

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Sold by Gustav Meinel
in 1946 Mrs. Meinel
- Sold by L. P. Balmforth & Son
in 1971 Aba Bershadsky
until 1972 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1972 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1999) X-1768.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1972)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1971)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946)

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  • Private Papers
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)


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