Michele De Luccia violin Dated 1949
Exceptional Italian violin by Michele De Luccia. Violin has no cracks or repairs. It does have new pegs and a fresh sound post and bridge and nut. Strong and powerful, evenly balanced, sweet tone – everything you would expect from a fine Italian violin.
Length of Back 354 mm – full size
$12,000 Retail $10,000
DE LUCCIA, Michele (II) Born 1912 Casigliano, Sessa Cilenta Italy, d. c.1980 Paterson, New Jersey USA. Pupil of his cousin Gennaro de Luccia, above, and his uncle Michele (I), above. Early work in Italy; primarily plucked instruments. Established in Casigliano and then Salerno 1943-1944. Emigrated to New York 1958 to work for Rembert Wurlitzer and later for Jacques Français 1970-1977. Continued making new instruments until at least 1980. Several different models with oil varnish of his own preparation.