Gaetano Sgarabotto, Vicenza c. 1910

Gaetano Sgarabatto was born in Vicenza in 1878. He studied wood carving at the Academia Olimpica and then acquired instrument making experience in Milan and Brescia. He established his workshop in Vicenza in 1902. This is a very interesting reproduction by Sgarabotto after the maker Giuseppe Pressbler, whose facsimile label the violin bears. The instrument has exceptionally great power and richness. It is in superb condition and its sale will include a photo certificate by Dmitry Gindin, dated March 8, 2010.