Born into a woodworking family in 1879, it was not until Pedrazzini was in his mid-twenties, when he moved to Milan, that he began violin making. Originally self taught, he worked with Romeo Antoniazzi before setting up his own workshop. A maker of exceptional skill, Pedrazzini won several prizes, including gold in The National Violin Making Competition in Rome, 1920. Among his posts, he was the luthier to the prestigious Milan Conservatory and supplier to the Toscanini Orchestra. He also taught Ferdinando Garimberti, among others. This violin is branded internally, and is a characteristic example of his later work. It is easy to play and has a typical 20th century Italian sound.