Amati Violins

During the Italian Renaissance lived a man named Andreas Amati from the town of Cremona from Italy. In fact, it was Andreas Amati who founded the Cremonese School and put Cremona on the map, as the leading violin making capital of their time. Amati violins were used as the benchmark for many of the best violins during the Italian Renaissance, until today.  Check out these violins on Ebay right now!

A very fine old Italian certified violin by Dom Nicolo Amati ca1745
A very fine old Italian certified violin by Dom Nicolo Amati ca1745
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STRAD AMATI GUARNERI Three Masters POSTER Library of Congress RARE
STRAD AMATI GUARNERI Three Masters POSTER Library of Congress RARE
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VIOLIN AMATI STYLE WITH CASE AND BOW
VIOLIN AMATI STYLE WITH CASE AND BOW
$210.00
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Elegant Full Sized Violin and Case 4 4
Elegant Full Sized Violin and Case 4 4
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Amati 306 Artisan 4 4 Violin Outfit
Amati 306 Artisan 4 4 Violin Outfit
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Best quality 4 4 violin Amati model 1566 flamed maple back AA
Best quality 4 4 violin Amati model 1566 flamed maple back AA
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Violin Lyon and Healy Chicago Model Nikolaus Amati
Violin Lyon and Healy Chicago Model Nikolaus Amati
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Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One486
Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One486
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Fine antique Bavarian violin Niccolo Amati model   old antique
Fine antique Bavarian violin Niccolo Amati model old antique
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1920s vintage german violin with bow and case amati replica
1920s vintage german violin with bow and case amati replica
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Amati AM200 4 4 Violin Case in Black
Amati AM200 4 4 Violin Case in Black
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Amati Antonio Stradivari 1703 Violin NEW PRICE
Amati Antonio Stradivari 1703 Violin NEW PRICE
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Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One381
Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One381
$199.99
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Old Violin 1666 Nicolaus Amati Violin Plans
Old Violin 1666 Nicolaus Amati Violin Plans
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New Antique Old Nicolaus Amati Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish 392
New Antique Old Nicolaus Amati Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish 392
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Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One384
Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One384
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Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One388
Nicolaus Amati 1670 Violin Copy 4 4 Handmade Antiqued Style Varnish Only One388
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Amatis Maestro 4 4 Violin Outfit w HSC Spruce Top Maple Back Sides NEW 22180
Amatis Maestro 4 4 Violin Outfit w HSC Spruce Top Maple Back Sides NEW 22180
$599.99
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Amatis Concertmaster 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Flame Maple NEW 31290
Amatis Concertmaster 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Flame Maple NEW 31290
$750.00
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Amatis Model 100 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Top Maple B
Amatis Model 100 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Top Maple B
$725.00
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Amatis Sacconi Strad AAA 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Flame Maple NEW 31289
Amatis Sacconi Strad AAA 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Flame Maple NEW 31289
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Amatis Model 425 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Top Maple B
Amatis Model 425 4 4 Violin Outfit w HFC Spruce Top Maple B
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Antic Northern Italian 4 4 Violin beautiful early Amati Instrument
Antic Northern Italian 4 4 Violin beautiful early Amati Instrument
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Amati Model302 4 4 Violin Outfit Sandner 302 With Shoulder Rest Rosin
Amati Model302 4 4 Violin Outfit Sandner 302 With Shoulder Rest Rosin
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Amati KFVIOLIN34 KF Thermoplastic Violin Case For 3 4 Violin
Amati KFVIOLIN34 KF Thermoplastic Violin Case For 3 4 Violin
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Heritage Academy 4 4 Baroque Violin Amati Pattern NEW
Heritage Academy 4 4 Baroque Violin Amati Pattern NEW
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Best quality 4 4 violin Amati model 1566 flamed maple back very nice tone
Best quality 4 4 violin Amati model 1566 flamed maple back very nice tone
$299.00
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EMS Baroque Violin KIT Amati Pattern BUILD YOUR OWN
EMS Baroque Violin KIT Amati Pattern BUILD YOUR OWN
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Antique Hand Made Maple Violin Andrea Amati 1564 Charles IX Copy 4 4 Full Size
Antique Hand Made Maple Violin Andrea Amati 1564 Charles IX Copy 4 4 Full Size
$350.00
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Beautiful Old German Violin Anton Jais Rare Amati
Beautiful Old German Violin Anton Jais Rare Amati
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Andreas Amati started out in the fifteen hundreds and gained popularity and acclaim because he was commissioned by the king of France, King Charles IX, to make instruments for his court. Amati’s violins stood out because they were aesthetically pleasing and followed great geometric principles. Andreas Amati had two sons named Antonio and Girolamo. They were following the footsteps of their father Andreas and went into the violin making business as well. They were also quite popular and they were able to perfect the shape of the violins’ f-holes.

The grandson of Andreas Amati, named Nicolaus Amati, was also a gifted violin maker, and his popularity even exceeded that of his grandfathers. He was responsible for creating the famous “Grand Amati”, a violin which inspired other great violin makers, such as Antonio Stradivari, to follow the Amati style. Trademarks of the Grand Amati violin are its size, which was quite large, its longer corners, huge scrolls and elegant varnish. The arches of the violins were also quite high. What was lacking however in these violins, were the wonderful sound quality that was later on developed by other great luthiers from the Cremonese School. Girolamo Amati is the son of Nicolaus Amati, and was able to improve on some of the aspects of his father’s work.

Another “graduate” of the Cremonese School is Antonio Stradivari. Stradivari is one of the most popular violin makers and is said to be the best that has ever lived. He was trained by Nicolaus Amati himself. Stradivari was a perfectionist in his craft, and did not have to ever worry about making money as he was very rich on his own. When Stradivari started out, he was greatly inspired by the Grand Amati in style and construction. He modified it slightly though to make it look flatter in the arching. It was during the middle period of his career that he started to make his own style, where the violins had graceful f-holes, really flat arching, and his characteristic shiny varnish. Because his violins looked so slender and long, they were nick named Long Pattern violins. Other great violin makers who were inspired by Amati violins were Francesco Ruggieri, Jean Batiste Grancino, Andreas Guarnerius and Sanctus Seraphino.

There are many original Amati violins that still exist today and can be observed on display in some museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, or at the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota. Their collections include the violins of Andreas, Girolamo and Nicolo Amati. There are some private collectors as well. Because of the value that is given to Amati violins, they sell for hundreds of thousand of dollars at auctions today.