Armando Piccagliani

Armando Piccagliani was born in 1879 in Modena, Italy. During his career, he made 600 violins, violas, cellos, and basses. Piccagliani made many instruments inspired by the classic designs of Stradivari. He won gold medals at Genoa in 1922 and presented several instruments in 1937 at the Exhibition-Competition in Cremona for the 200th anniversary of Stradivari’s death.

Piccagliani’s work is outstanding in quality and tone. He most often used a red-orange varnish, and his craftsmanship is marked by great precision and accuracy.