Raabs was one of the most important violin makers of his generation and his workshop is still in operation by the family today.
Luigi Villa was born in Pesano in 1919. He attended art school and became a sculptor, working in wood. He also began to study violin making on his own while still young. For ten years Villa worked with Pierro Parravicini in Bovisio, one of the most important violin makers of the 20th century, thus continuing the tradition handed down to Parravicini by his teacher, Romeo Antoniazzi. For the rest of his career Luigi Villa operated a violin shop, doing repairs and restorations as well as making fine new instruments.
From the Paul Hart workshop
Mirecourt probably from the Laberte workshop c.1920.
Since the early 1920's the firm of Ernst Heinrich Roth has been one of the most important makers of fine stringed instruments in the world. We are always pleased to offer their fine violins, violas, and cellos.
Born in 1905, Rosadoni concentrated on viola making. This nice viola represents an exceptional value in a well made Italian instrument.