The Gagliano family of violin makers (17 in all) spanned several generations and were active for two centuries from about 1700 to 1886. They dominated the Neapolitan violin making scene during all of those years. Antonio Gagliano was trained by his father Giovanni and worked in partnership with his brother Raffaele. Many of his violins are labeled with both of their names. This exceptional violin would be an excellent choice for a top soloist and has been used in a number of recordings and performances around the world. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Jacques Français of New York.