The name of "Guarnerius" is probably known to every possessor of a Violin throughout the world.
John,” he added, “that Guarnerius is the very pick of the period and”—again he hesitated—“Hyman loves it.
Fifty years ago, a Guarnerius of the best time might have been bought for £50 that will now command £500.
The violin was new and bright and brown; it was labelled "Guarnerius," and cost three dollars.
The Guarnerius of the best model is even still more powerful.
Those of Guarnerius are beautifully constructed, and with a good deal of similarity to those of Nicholas Amati.
Now, if this is the varnish he and Amati and Guarnerius used, we have a shadowy clue to guide us in our inquiry.
He was also the owner of a magnificent Guarnerius violin, which is now said to be the property of Adolf Brodsky.
Paganini's favorite was a Guarnerius del Jes, though he had no less than seven instruments of the greatest Cremona masters.
Many of the first connoisseurs, now hesitate whether to apply the epithet greatest to Guarnerius or to Stradiuarius.