Nicola Amati

Sep 3, 1596 - Apr 12, 1684

Nicola Amati, Nicolò Amati or Nicolao Amati was an Italian Master Luthier from Cremona, Italy. Amati is one of the most well known luthier from the Casa Amati. Nicola was the teacher of illustrious Cremonese School luthiers such as Andrea Guarneri and Giovanni Battista Rogeri. While no clear documentation exists for being apprentices in his shop, Amati may have also apprenticed Antonio Stradivari, Francesco Rugeri, and Jacob Stainer as their work is heavily influenced by Amati.
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