Making Matters: G.B. Ceruti’s restoration of a violin with worm damage


Luiz Amorim examines an intriguing c.1800 violin by G.B. Ceruti containing wood that appears to have been restored following worm damage – by the maker himself

In the world of fine violins, the passage of time often reveals intriguing stories about their history. One such revolves around the renowned luthier Giovanni Battista Ceruti (1756–1817) and the battle against the woodworm damage he had to deal with…

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