Gary Garavaglia is one of the most prolific makers in recent history. The first twenty-five years of his career were devoted solely to making cellos based on Stradivari, Guarneri, and Montagnana, as well as his personal models. To date, he has made and sold over 400 violins, violas, and cellos.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Garavaglia studied at the former Kenneth Warren School (now the Chicago School of Violin Making) in Chicago, Illinois. For much of his career, he has worked exclusively with William Harris Lee and Company in Chicago.
Garavaglia's instruments are sought after by students and professionals alike.