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 (gwär-nĕr′ē, -nyĕr′ē)
Family of Italian violin makers, including Andrea (1626?-1698), who founded the family business, and his grandson Giuseppe (1687?-1745). They are considered second only to the Stradivari family for the quality of their instruments.
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(ɡwɑːˈnɪərɪ; Italian ɡwarˈnɛːri) ,




n, pl Guarneris, Guarnieris or Guarneriuses
1. (Biography) an Italian family of 17th- and 18th-century violin-makers
2. (Instruments) any violin made by a member of this family
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Giuseppe Antonio, (Joseph Guarnerius), 1683–1745, Italian violinmaker.
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Noun1.Guarneri - Italian violin maker and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1687?-1745)Guarneri - Italian violin maker and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1687?-1745)
2.Guarneri - founder of a family of Italian violin makers (1626?-1698)Guarneri - founder of a family of Italian violin makers (1626?-1698)
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Douglas uses planes, chisels, knives, gouges, files and scrapers to shape each instrument, creating models based on the work of the greats, Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri.
Violins such as those made by the Amati family, Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri are famed even today for their unrivalled tones.
The dataset encompasses the most highly desirable violins, and those of historical importance, including violins designed by Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu, and Antonio Stradivari, as well as Stradivari copyists Nicolas Lupot, Vincenzo Panormo, and Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.