Pietro Guarneri
Pietro Guarneri was an Italian luthier
A luthier is someone who makes or repairs lutes and other string instruments. In the United States, the term is used interchangeably with a term for the specialty of each maker, such as violinmaker, guitar maker, lute maker, etc...

. Sometimes referred to as Pietro da Venezia, he was the son of Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri
Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri
Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, better known as Giuseppe filius Andrea Guarneri was a violin maker from the prominent Guarneri family of luthiers who lived in Cremona, Italy.-Biography:...

, filius Andreae, and the last of the Guarneri house of violin-makers

Lived in Cremona with his father until 1718. Finding life in Casa Guarneri in some way uncongenial, left Cremona for good in 1718. The master eventually arrived and settled in Venice 1722–1724.

Here he blended the Cremonese techniques of his father with Venetian, perhaps working with Montagnana and Tononi. The Venetian makers of the same period were Matteo Gofriller, Carlo Annibale Tononi
Carlo Annibale Tononi
Carlo Annibale Tononi was a luthier who trained and worked with his father in the Tononi family workshop in Bologna Italy until his father, Johannes Tononi, died in 1713....

, Francesco Gobetti, Domenico Montagnana
Domenico Montagnana
Domenico Montagnana was an Italian master luthier based in Venice, Italy. He is regarded as one of the world's finest violin and cello makers of his time....

 and Sanctus Seraphin
Sanctus Seraphin
Sanctus Seraphin , also known as Santo Serafin, Serafino, was a financially successful luthier , working first in Udine Italy, and then in his later life in Venice...


He married Angiola Maria Ferrari on 5 April 1728, with whom he had ten children.

His first original labels from Venice date from 1730. His instruments are rare and as highly prized as those of his father and uncle.

Famous Instruments

  • 1723 violin, "Thibaud"
  • 1726 violoncello, "Esterhazy"
  • 1739 violoncello, "Beatrice Harrison"
  • 1747 violin, "Joachim"
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