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List of famous male instrument makers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male instrument makers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being instrument makers. There are thousand of males working as instrument makers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic instrument makers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a instrument maker then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Giovanni Paolo Maggini to Lorenzo Storioni.

While this isn't a list of all male instrument makers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male instrument makers?" and "Who are the best male instrument makers?"
Bartolomeo Cristofori is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Instrument Makers
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Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco was an Italian maker of musical instruments, generally regarded as the inventor of the piano. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1655-1731)

Birthplace: Padua, Italy

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Nicolò Amati is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Instrument Makers
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Nicolò Amati


Nicola Amati or Niccolò Amati was an Italian luthier from Cremona. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1596-1684)

Birthplace: Cremona, Italy

Giovanni Battista Guadagnini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Instrument Makers
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Giovanni Battista Guadagnini; was an Italian luthier, regarded as one of the finest craftsmen of string instruments in history. He is widely considered the third greatest maker after Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri "Del Gesù". ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1711-1786)

Birthplace: Borgonovo Val Tidone, Italy

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Antonio Stradivari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Instrument Makers
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Antonio Stradivari was an Italian luthier and a crafter of string instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas, and harps. Stradivari is generally considered the most significant and greatest artisan in this field. The Latinized form of his surname, Stradivarius, as well as the colloquial, "Strad", is often used to refer to his instruments. It is estimated that he made 1,000 to 1,100 instruments and that around 650 of these instruments survive, including 450 to 512 violins. ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1644-1737)

Birthplace: Cremona, Italy

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