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Stradivari Dancla The Strad July 2017 cover

Alberto Giordano takes a closer look at the 1708 ‘Dancla’ Stradivari, a model that perfectly represents some of the maker’s later experiments but also features some rare characteristics.

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Lodovico Rastelli Genova 1870 Strad cover

Ludovico Rastelli was born in 1801 in the small village of Castelletto Scazzoso, located in the hills of Monferrato, Piedmont. Nothing is known about the early period of his life, nor about his move to Genoa

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Giuseppe Lecchi Strad Oct.2015

Giuseppe Bernardo Lecchi was born in Felizzano, Piedmont, on 20 August 1895. The son of a woodworker, he graduated from the ‘art and craft’ school in Alessandria, also in Piedmont.
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Guarneri del Gesù 1743 "Brusilow" Strad cover

Was the freewheeling style of Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’s late period a reflection of the maker’s troubled mind or evidence of a luthier changing with the times?
Alberto Giordano looks to the ‘Brusilow’ violin, made in Cremona in 1743, for the signs
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Strad Jun 14

The Great Survivor - Alberto Giordano, The Strad magazine, June 2014 issue.
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini’s 1774 ‘Salabue’, Berta’ violin is an instrument of stark contrasts. Made near the start of the maker’s Turin period (1771–86), it shows the influence of his Cremonese predecessors while retaining many of the points of individual style for which he is known.

The Strad magazine, March 2015 issue: In focus: Giuseppe Ornati, Milano 1953
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Giuseppe Rocca 1839

The Strad magazine, January 2014 issue: In focus: Giuseppe Rocca, Torino 1939
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In focus Garimberti

The Strad magazine, September 2013 issue: In focus: Ferdinando Garimberti, Milano 1929
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Leandro Bisiach 1920

The Strad magazine, April 2013 issue: In focus: Leandro Bisiach, Milano 1920
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Carlo G. Oddone 1915

The Strad magazine, October 2012 issue: In focus: Carlo G. Oddone, Torino 1915
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