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!

Best white 4 4 violin copy of Amati model 1566
Best white 4 4 violin copy of Amati model 1566
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Old very fine violin DN Amati 1729 geige violon violino viola violine fiddle
Old very fine violin DN Amati 1729 geige violon violino viola violine fiddle
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Antique 1800s Amati copy 4 4 Violin Case  Bow
Antique 1800s Amati copy 4 4 Violin Case Bow
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4 4 size violin Amati Model old antique style very nice sound ST7
4 4 size violin Amati Model old antique style very nice sound ST7
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4 4 size violin Amati Model old antique style very nice sound ST9
4 4 size violin Amati Model old antique style very nice sound ST9
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FINE OLD ANTIQUE FRENCH JTL THIBOUVILLE LAMY VIOLIN MADE AFTER AMATI CA 1920
FINE OLD ANTIQUE FRENCH JTL THIBOUVILLE LAMY VIOLIN MADE AFTER AMATI CA 1920
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Amati AM200 4 4 Violin Case in Black
Amati AM200 4 4 Violin Case in Black
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Vintage Joh Bapt Schweitzer Amati Pestini 1813 4 4 Violin
Vintage Joh Bapt Schweitzer Amati Pestini 1813 4 4 Violin
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Copy of Antonio Amati 4 4 Violin All European Wood Masters level CQ7155
Copy of Antonio Amati 4 4 Violin All European Wood Masters level CQ7155
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Vintage 4 4 Andreas Amati Fecit Cremonae Anna 1694 Violin
Vintage 4 4 Andreas Amati Fecit Cremonae Anna 1694 Violin
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Hand Made Baroque Violin After Amati Full Size by John V Speak Opus 23
Hand Made Baroque Violin After Amati Full Size by John V Speak Opus 23
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Antique Old Nicolaus Amati Violin CopyHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish 142
Antique Old Nicolaus Amati Violin CopyHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish 142
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Antique Old Nicolaus Amati Violin CopyHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish 149
Antique Old Nicolaus Amati Violin CopyHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish 149
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Antique Violin Hieronimus Amati Cremonensis 1628
Antique Violin Hieronimus Amati Cremonensis 1628
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Antique Joh Bapt Schweitzer Amati Pestini 1813 4 4 Violin with Old Case
Antique Joh Bapt Schweitzer Amati Pestini 1813 4 4 Violin with Old Case
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Amati Antonio Stradivari 1703 Violin NEW PRICE
Amati Antonio Stradivari 1703 Violin NEW PRICE
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Master Piece ViolinAlardAmati 1649 CopySweet clear tone NO03
Master Piece ViolinAlardAmati 1649 CopySweet clear tone NO03
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Old Violin 1666 Nicolaus Amati Violin Plans
Old Violin 1666 Nicolaus Amati Violin Plans
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4 4 Professional Bird Eye Violin Amati Antiqued model 901
4 4 Professional Bird Eye Violin Amati Antiqued model 901
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4 4 Professional Bird Eye Violin Amati Antiqued model VN 5
4 4 Professional Bird Eye Violin Amati Antiqued model VN 5
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John Schweitzer Amati 1813 Old antique
John Schweitzer Amati 1813 Old antique
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Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce109
Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce109
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Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce111
Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce111
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Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce109
Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce109
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Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce111
Nicolus Amati 1670 Violin ModelHandmade Antiqued Style Varnish Old Spruce111
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4 4 size violin copy of Amati model 1566  full hand made  oil varnish 02082015
4 4 size violin copy of Amati model 1566 full hand made oil varnish 02082015
$239.00
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New Amati Violin 4 4 Everything included
New Amati Violin 4 4 Everything included
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Superb 4 4 violin German Amati style Visually and Tonally Stunning
Superb 4 4 violin German Amati style Visually and Tonally Stunning
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1574 Andrea Amati Violin Copy by Master Liu Rong Guo 2012 Shanghai Masterful
1574 Andrea Amati Violin Copy by Master Liu Rong Guo 2012 Shanghai Masterful
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amati Am35vn12 Halfmounted Brazilwood 1 2 size Violin bow
amati Am35vn12 Halfmounted Brazilwood 1 2 size Violin bow
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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.