Girolamo Amati I, Cremona, 1609


Small Violin: 42945

Label bearing Girolamo's name only

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of plainer wood

Length of back: 34.1 cm

Upper bouts: 15.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.5 cm

Lower bouts: 19.3 cm

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Notes:

"This violin exhibits emarkably low arching on the top, but fuller arching on the back, compared to the more balanced arching of Andrea and the higher-arched 'Grand Pattern' model developed by Nicolò."

The Amatis' DNA, Fausto Cacciatori, Bruce Carlson & Carlo Chiesa, the Amatis' DNA: A Dynasty of Stringed Instrument Makers in Cremona, Cremona


This violin is of the smaller Amati model, about a centimeter shorter than the standard violin. It has a noticeably flat top arching combined with more pronounced back arching.

Girolamo Amati violin; Shrine to Music Museum

References

  • The Strad 1997 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • Girolamo Amati violin; Shrine to Music Museum
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • the Amatis' DNA: A Dynasty of Stringed Instrument Makers in Cremona, Fausto Cacciatori, Bruce Carlson & Carlo Chiesa, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari Cremona, Cremona (illustrated)

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