An exceptional Violin by one the best late 19th century NeopoItalian makers, Vincenzo Postiglione ii (1831-1916) of Naples, Italy, made circa 1877, during his best period. The violin is modeled after his most highly sought after long pattern Guarneri inspired model, known for an openly warm and very powerful tone with malleable response, which this example has in spades. It is in great condition, accompanied by a certificate from Dmitry Gindin.
Vincenzo Postiglione is considered a leading and master maker amongst the newer 19th century generation of Neapolitan makers after the Gagliano family. His work is filled with unmistakable Neapolitan character and influence from the Gagliano style. He apprenticed with Vincenzo Lorio before setting up his own shop in Naples in 1855, where he would make over 500 instruments, with 278 violins made.
These days a violin by Vincenzo Postiglione is highly regarded for his fine varnish and great craftsmanship. His instruments often have touches of Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadagnini and Gagliano influence, but always with his own distinct style. Many of his instruments are widely sought-after by musicians for their beautiful sound, ease of use, and their high performing character. His instruments are a must try for a musician in search of a beautiful singing voice at a more attainable price point.
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