Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1771, the 'Accardo'

Violin: 44254

Labeled, "Joannes Baptista Guadagnini, Cremonensis fecit Taurini. . . GBG."

Back: in two pieces of slab cut maple with fine flame ascending slightly from the center seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium grain broadening slightly toward the edges.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of a reddish brown color.

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 7 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Salvatore Accardo
until 1968 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1968 Raymond Sidoti
in 1995 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd
until 2013 Anonymous
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2013 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1995) X-1234.
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1995)
  • Letter: Harry A. Duffy, Miami, FL (1969)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1968)

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  • Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Duane Rosengard, Carteggio Media, Haddonfield, NJ (illustrated)
  • Private Papers


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