Three Generations of Violinmakers
A Family’s Inheritance: 80 Years of Violinmaking (Since 1935)
Upholding the philosophy of having a small production but maintaining its high quality, Paolo Vettori & Sons have practiced the craft of violin making for three generations.
Paolo Vettori, the son of Dario I, moved from Firenzuola to Florence in the early 1970s where he began to frequent the workshop of Igino Sderci and eventually opened his own shop.
Now, Dario, Sofia and Lapo, the children of Paolo Vettori, followed in their father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and continue to make violins, violas and cellos in their beautiful workshop in Via della Dogana in Florence.
The Vettori familyÂ isÂ very particularÂ withÂ the fine wood they use.Â At present, they will construct instruments, using spruce from Tuscan Appenines. The wood is felled in 1772 (the age and the provenance of the wood is guaranteed by the Departement of Dendrocronology of the university of Tuscia).