del Gesùbecause he signed his labels with a cross and the letters IHS. He was second only to Stradivari in the history of violinmaking. He followed the school of Brescia instead of the Amati in his designs. Giuseppe built varied models to achieve a superb tone so that his instruments are not uniform.
See W. H. Hill, The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1931).
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