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Development of the violin.
After Duiffopruggar the following makers were those who chiefly laboured to perfect the violin: Gaspard da Salo (middle of the 17th century), Giovanni Paolo Maggini (15901640), Andreas Amati (15201580), his sons Antonius and Hieronymus Amati, the son of the latter, Nicolas Amati (15961684), the pupils of the
a. Rabab Arabian bowed instrument (of Persian origin).
b. Raba Indian violin.
same: Jacob Stainer (1621 1683) and Antonius Stradi-varius (16441737). Of the Amati violins, those of Nicolas Amati are the best; the most perfect specimens of violin-making, at present unsurpassed, were made by Stradivarius. In his instruments everything is perfected, tone, model, varnish, etc.
After Stradivarius the finest violins are those of his pupil Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (16831745), and there are many of them which rank with those of Stradivarius.
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