Focus instruments

This section is for important instruments I have taken interest in, taken photos of, and have been allowed to share. I do not own any of the instruments shown below. Each title and photo leads to it’s own page where more photos can be found.

I hope that this can be of educational use. Some of the pages may be password protected.

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Instruments of the Musee De la Musique, Paris

5 Stradivari violins: The “Davidoff”, “Sarasate”, “Tua”, “Provigny”, “Longuet”. Stradivari guitar and pocket fiddle. “Alard” Guarneri “Del Gesu”. Nicolo Amati. Steiner. Peregrino e Zanetto Micheli Bass. Peter Guarneri of Venice cello. And many other instruments…

Violin by Guarneri Del Gesu, Cremona, 1737


Violin by Stradivari, Cremona, 1715


Violin by Stradivari, Cremona, 1701


Violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1689


Violin by Peter (Pietro) Guarneri, Venice, 1735


Violin by Andrea and Giuseppe Guarneri, Cremona, c.1680

Violin by Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples

Violins by Francesco and Vincenzo Rugeri (Ruggeri), Cremona

Violin by Gennaro Gagliano, Naples, c.1770


Violin by Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1708

Violin by J.B. Vuillaume, Paris, c.1867


Violin by G.B. Guadagnini, Piacenza, c.1740s

Violin by Stradivari, Cremona, c.1703

Violin by Michele Deconet, Venice, 1760


Violin by Alessandro Gagliano, Naples, 1725


Viola by Tommaso Balestrieri, Mantua

Violin by Stradivari, Cremona, c.1727

Composite violin by Stradivari 

Violin by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan

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