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Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy was British violin maker (1784-1870). A student of William Forster, Kennedy opened his own workshop and was a prolific maker making nearly 2000 instruments. This violin with the later varnish, a thin dark and textured is superby crafted with a good projection and warm sound.Signed above the tailpin. ca 1850.

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Raffaele Calace

Raffaele Calace was an Italian luthier (1863-1934) and worked in Naples from 1900. Best known as a professional mandolinist and composer, but also made various plucked and violin family instruments and is credited with perfecting the design of the large Neapolitan mandolin. He is said to have made a violin for Mussolini and received several gold medals for his work. Please call for detail information. 

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