Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


Claudio Gamberini, Italian violin 1930 - top
Claudio Gamberini, Italian violin 1930 - top
Claudio Gamberini, professional Italian violin, 1930 - back
Claudio Gamberini, professional Italian violin, 1930 - back
Claudio Gamberini, Pieve di Cento Italian violin, 1930 - rib view
Claudio Gamberini, Pieve di Cento Italian violin, 1930 - rib view
Claudio Gamberini, professional Italian violin, scroll view
Claudio Gamberini, professional Italian violin, scroll view
Provenance: Pieve di Cento / Bologna
Maker: Claudio Gamberini
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1930-1950
Archive

Italian violin, Claudio Gamberini, soloist, circa 1930-50 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)

This professional Italian violin full of modern elegance is a truly exceptional piece that was created by Italian luthier Claudio Gamberini of Pieve di Cento, probably during his period in Bologna around 1930. Its small and delicately carved scroll on a narrow peg box and its rather wide purfling along accentuated margins both represent Claudio Gamberini’s signature style; at the time this violin was made, he worked for the famous guitar virtuoso and instrument maker Luigi Mozzani and played a key part in his atelier. Claudio Gamberini chose top-quality maple for the ribs and the two-piece back, and the wood features fine narrow flames that are a true rarity; they are beautifully complemented by the refined moderately-grained spruce top with a reddish-brown varnish that gives it an antique charm. The professional violin’s Bolognese heritage is clearly evident in its full and well-executed table. This highly recommendable Italian violin has been preserved in excellent condition, with only a repair to the peg box that is completely insignificant, both from a musical and an aesthetic perspective. It has been thoroughly set up by the experts at our restoration atelier, and its attractive appearance is just as compelling as its excellent sound is bright, dominant and radiant. The price includes a certificate of authenticity by Stuttgart expert Hieronymus Köstler, on view by a click on the certificate button.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this violin, the certificate option is available in the shopping cart.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 3/4 -Antique 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1880
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE: Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, c.1900
  • Bohemian student violin, c.1960/1970
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • SALE: Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • SALE: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Old German violin, circa 1910, with a warm, mellow sound
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • TONALLY IMPROVED: Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • Fine quality viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • 1/2 - Mittenwald violin, Sebastian Hornsteiner, 1970
  • 3/4 - small antique 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin, Eugen Gärtner stock
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Christoph Götting, contemporary elite master violin
  • Giovanni Lazzaro, Padova 1990: Italian violin
  • Large French violin, "Nicolas Bertholini" by Laberte, Mirecourt
  • SALE: François Fent, a fine historic French viola of the late 18th century (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Cello bow by Franz Chalupetzky, c.1940
  • Swiss Finkel workshop, Silver mounted Cello bow
  • Ary France: Better quality French cello bow
  • SALE: French Cello bow by Ary France, Mirecourt approx. 1980
  • Silver mounted, Germany: Lightweight, softish violin bow
  • Silver mounted, after James Tubbs: English violin bow