There are three essential points of difference between Guarneri and Stradivari.
The form partakes of that of Stradivari; wood usually of excellent quality.
Too much importance has been attached by critics to the presence of this wood in Stradivari's violins.
The sound-holes are broader and more perpendicular than those of Stradivari.
He is engaged on some fitting of small pieces into some fractures of the upper table of a Stradivari.
It may be asked, then, if not from Stradivari, from whom did Guarneri receive instruction?
Yet, when I take it up after the Stradivari it sets my teeth on edge.
Maler appears to have been regarded by Lutinists as the Stradivari of Lutes.
He has made a very large number of copies of Stradivari and Guarneri, chiefly of the former, which are also the best.
Stradivari must have been in the workshop of his master between the years 1658 and 1666.