Knilling Announces Nicolo Gabrielli Violin Availability

March 7th 2019

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI- Sold out in 2018, Knilling anticipates a limited number of Nicolo Gabrielli Guadagnini #87FD master violins to be available for 2019.

“The NICOLO GABRIELI Guadagnini model exemplifies the passion and commitment this independent American shop has in terms of striving to improve quality and performance.” says Lang Shen, Product Manager of Knilling. “It was developed and built in the Nicolo Gabrieli Shop, to blend the power of a Guarneri with the presence and projection of a Strad, just as the contemporary of these two celebrated masters, J.B. Guadagnini, did in the 18th century during the ‘Golden Age’ of Italian violin-making.”

Made in USA, all Nicolo Gabrieli instruments are truly independent Shop, bench-built violins, violas, and cellos, handcrafted exclusively from premium European tonewoods, and individually refined for maximum performance. The American Shop controls all aspects of manufacture, from selection and harvest of the premium tonewoods in Europe for future production, to evaluating and completing the external and internal elements, to testing, final graduation and play-testing for maximum individual performance and hand application of their own special color and hybrid varnish preparations.

Nicolo Gabrielli violins are built to acheive a perfect balance of tone and projection, instruments suited to the high level orchestral player, but also capable of serving as a chamber instrument and solo instrument.


MSRP $5875

Dealers are encouraged to visit the St. Louis music booth at the 2019 Winter NAMM show to see all that Knilling has to offer.  For more information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email

{Pictured: Nicolo Gabrieli #87FD}

St. Louis Music is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, DEG Lyres, Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.