Emilio Petraglia

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PETRAGLIA, Emilio Born 1897 Cosenza Italy, d. after 1948 Buenos Aires Argentina Pupil in Buenos Aires of Giovanni Capalbo. Appointed luthier to the Argentine government 1937. Curator of the I. F. Blanco stringed instrument collection in the Buenos Aires Municipal Museum. Researched the use of local timbers in lutherie. Credited with 200 violins, violas, and cellos up to 1948. Stradivari and personal models. Endorsed by Kreisler, Thibaud, and others. Emilio Petraglia / Fece in B. Aires l’anno 19..

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