Giovanni Battista Gaibisso, Alassio 1941

The 1941 Gaibisso we currently have in stock is a Guarneri model. It is an outstanding example of this maker’s work exhibiting a high standard of craftsmanship and a handsome two-piece back. The sound is balanced with good projection and a wide range of tonal colours.

Back Length: 356mm
Upper Bout: 169mm
Middle Bout: 115mm
Lower Bout:  206mm
String Length: 328mm


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    Giovanni Battista Gaibisso

    Giovanni Battista Gaibisso 1876-1962 was born in Alassio, Liguria, in the province of Savona, midway between Nice and Genoa. He worked with Pasquale Baraldi until Baraldi died in 1896. There is little information on his activities between this date and his departure to South America in 1912.

    From 1922 he worked with Francois Bovis, an ex-workman of Nicolò Bianchi in Nice, returning to Alassio in 1925. He was awarded medals in violin-making competitions in Turin in 1911, Rome in 1925 and Padua in 1931 and 1934.