Rodolfo Tramonti was born in 1901. He lived and worked in Forli, Italy. Tramonti was a skilled violin restorer and maker, earning a gold medal for the instrument he submitted at Bolzano in 1931 and silver medals at Rome and Padua. By 1950, he had crafted a total of 165 violins, which were widely praised for their rich and powerful sound.
His work was often inspired by classic Stradivarius designs, and he commonly used oil-based, red varnish to finish is instruments. He trained many successful makers later in his career, including Armando Barbieri and Giuseppe Paganini.