Henry Francis Lanini

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LANINI, Henry Francis Born 1926, d.2002 San Jose, California USA. Son, pupil, and assistant of Alfred Lanini, above. Worked for Hans Weisshaar in Hollywood, California 1952-1956, returning to San Jose to take over the family business. Made about 125 instruments, including 12 violas, and three cellos. Stradivari and personal violin models, Guarneri and Gaspar da Salò violas, and Farotti pattern for cello. Antoniazzi spirit varnish. [Wenberg]

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