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Modern Italian violin by Luca Mario Gallo
Modern Italian violin by Luca Mario Gallo
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Provenance: Cremona
Maker: Luca Mario Gallo
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1985
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Modern Italian violin by Luca Mario Gallo

A violin's suonabilita — its “sound ability” — means far more to Luca Mario Gallo than merely having a powerful voice or a strong set of overtones. This maestro liutaio of the international violin-making school of Cremona, where he has his own workshop , sees each of his instruments as an individual creation, an entity which uses the properties of its materials to help a musician attain the ultimate possible forms of musical expression. Like his other works, this Italian violin from the 1980s is marked by its gentle but precise and well-defined voice, an excellent example of the musical latitude which Luca Mario Gallo's suonabilita provides. The rich yet extremely transparent, golden-brown oil-based varnish shows minor signs of wear which only reiterate the personality of this instrument. A masterpiece with a large and graceful scroll, it is sold in perfect condition.

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