Natale Carletti (1904-1979) was a prolific Italian maker who worked in Pieve di Cento in the province of Bologna, Italy. He was one of the four violin-making sons of Carlo Carletti (1873-1941), a highly respected maker of the early 20th century Bolognese school. Natale took over his father's workshop 1941, where he produced a variety of outstanding stringed instruments, including viola da gambas. The Carletti dynasty of violin makers continues today in Pieve di Cento with Natale's son Gabriele Carletti (b. 1948).
Natale Carletti, Pieve di Cento 1939 Red orange varnish. 355mm 4/4