Armando Piccagliani, Modena 1926

This violin is a personalized, fully arched Guarneri inspired model and is in excellent condition. Its distinctive scroll, brilliant varnish, and striking pattern of flaming on the back demonstrate the artistry of the maker. The varnish is of a very attractive dark red color shaded to a golden ground. The back is made from two pieces of medium to broadly flamed maple with matching sides and scroll. It has a two piece top with broad grain. It is branded “PA” on the inside on the back near the end block. The violin has a beautiful, refined tone.