Fortunato Piromalli SOLD
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645 mm Scale 50 mm Nut, Multi Domed Spruce Soundboard (behind the bridge and from the neck block to the end block as well.) and Algarrobo back and sides. 7 Fan Braces. Fabricated in Buenos Aires. French Polish on the inside of the back and liners. Stamped Piromalli Fortunato on the headstock, and on 2 places on the center seam inside on the back.
According to Rene Vannes, Nicolini Gualtiero, William Henley, Karel Jalovec and Marlin Brinser: Fortunato Piromalli was born in 1909 in Reggio Calabria, Italy and emigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied with Matteo Bruni (1884-1964) and became his assistant. Maestro Bruni had been a student of Gaetano Sgarabotto, (from 1900-1904) later an assistant to A. Pollastri (between 1913 and 1921) and G. Capalbo (in Buenos Aires in 1927, when Matteo emigrated to Argentina.) , Bruni won various prizes at the exhibition in Cremona in 1949. It has been said in 3 sources (Rene Vannes, William Henley and Karel Jalovec) that in 1945, Fortunato Piromalli became independent and was situated on calle Carlos Calvo, Buenos Aires.
On his violin label the text is: Fortunato Piromalli, (Liutaio) Alumno del Maestro MATEO BRUNI, Anno, Buenos Aires.