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Giuseppe Martino violin, Boston 1924

Catalog ID: C-1358

Italian maker Giuseppe Martino (d. 1970), emigrated from Messina, Italy to the United States in 1915, where he worked for O. H. Bryant and Elias Howe in Boston, before establishing his own workshop from 1921-1928. He moved to Ithaca New York to work at Peate's Music House from 1935-1940, then for Roger Chittolini in New York until he returned to Boston in the 1950s. He was quite a prolific maker, building over 100 instruments based primarily on Stradivari models.

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