The Hans Weisshaar Archive

Since 1947, scores of fine instruments and bows have passed through the workshops of Hans Weisshaar. These have been restored, maintained, or sold, in our shops in Hollywood or San Marino in Los Angeles, San Francisco or Berlin. On this page we share some of our photographs or documents from our archive. If you have questions or comments regarding the archive, images, or documents, please write to us at info@hweisshaar.com.

Nicolo Amati, Cremona 1658

Violin

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Tommaso Balestrieri, Mantua 1770

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Hans Weisshaar 1955, Restoration A. Stradivari 1713 'Bass of Spain' ©HW Archive

Carlo Bergonzi, Cremona 1733

Violin, 'Earl of Falmouth'

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Gasparo Bertolotti, Brescia

Viola, 'da Salo'

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Carlo Bisiach, Florence 1943

Violin

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Giacomo & Leandro Bisiach, Calling Card ©HW Archive

Domenico Busan, Venice 1766

Cello

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Gioffredo Cappa, Saluzzo 1695

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Andrea Castagneri, Turin 1733

Cello

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Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona 1801

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Michele Deconet, Venice 1765

Cello

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Luigi Sabastiano Digiuni, 1926

Violin

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Hannibal Fagnola, Turin 1912

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William Forster, London 1797

Cello

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Allesandro Gagliano, Napels 1725

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Joseph & Antonio Gagliano, Napels 1795

Violin

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Nicolo Gagliano, Napels 1760

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Violin - Nicolo Gagliano, 1773 in Naples ©HW Archive

Nicolo Gagliano, Napels 1761

Cello

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Franciscus Geissenhof, Vienna 1807

Violin

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Francesco Gobetti, Venice 1702

Violin

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Matteo Goffriller, Venice 1727

Violin

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Nicolo Gagliano, Napels 1773

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Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1666

Violin, 'Aranyi'

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Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1683

Violin, 'Suk'

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Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1693

Violin, 'Harrison'

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Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1694

Violin, 'Fetzer'

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Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1697

Violin, 'Countess Uchtomsky'

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Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1698

Violin, 'Schuman'

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Bartolomeo G. Guarneri, Cremona 1736

Violin, 'Amy Neil' 'del Gesu'

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Bartolomeo G. Guarneri, Cremona 1740-42

Violin, 'Kreisler' 'del Gesu'

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Bartolomeo G. Guarneri, Cremona 1742

Violin, 'Wilton' 'del Gesu'

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Giuseppe Guarneri, Cremona 1697

Viola, 'Primrose' 'filius Andreae'

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Pietro Guarneri, Mantua 1698

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Pietro Guarneri, Venice 1740

Cello

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Emil Herrman Letter to Hans Weisshaar, Sept. 1948 page1, congratulating him on his sale of the ex 'Suk' A. Stradivari 1683. "The violin is a very fine specimen and your customer is making a good purchase." ©HW Archive

Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Milan 1751

Violin, 'Hill'

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Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin 1779

Violin

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Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin 1783

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Matthew Hardie, Edinburgh 1823

Violin

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Joseph Hel, Lille 1894

Violin

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Hendrik Jacobs, 1704

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Josef Klotz, Mittenwald 1786

Cello

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Violin - Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesu', Cremona 1742 'Wilton' ©HW Archive

Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan 1755

Violin

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Andreas C. Leeb, Vienna 1790

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Recording Session at RCA, Studio A, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, for the Tchaikovsky’s Serenade Melancolique, Heifetz’s last recording. Concertmaster Israel Baker, Asst. Concertmaster Endre Granat, ©HW Archive

John Lott, London 1830

Violin

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Georg Eittinger 2004, Sound Adjustment A. Stradivari 1673 'Jaqueline du Pre' ©HW Archive
Georg Eittinger 2004, Sound Adjustment A. Stradivari 1673 'Jaqueline du Pre' ©HW Archive

Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza, Milan 1761

Viola

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Antonio Mariani, Pesaro

Violin

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Claude Augustin Miremont, Paris 1867

Violin

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Recording Session in Los Angeles for the Mendelssohn Octet, from left J. Heifetz, I. Baker, A. Belnick, J. Stepansky (obstructed), G. Reijto, G. Piatigorsky, V. Majewski, W. Primrose (cut off) ©HW Archive

Domenico Montagnana, Venice 1721

Cello, ' Reijto'

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Giuseppe Ornati, Milan 1951

Violin

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Carlo Giuseppe Oddone, Turin 1900

Violin

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Joannes Franciscus Pressenda, Turin 1823

Violin

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Giovanni Battista Rogeri, Brescia 1696

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Giovanni Battista Rogeri, Brescia 1696

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Simone Fernando Sacconi, Rome 1925

Violin

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Simone Fernando Sacconi, New York 1936

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Simone Fernando Sacconi, New York 1932

Cello

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Jacobus Stainer, Absam 1683

Violin

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Pierre Silvestre, Lyon 1846

Violin

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Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona 1784

Violin

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Lorenzo Ventapane, Napels 1806

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Eugene Sartory, Receipt 5. February 1932 for the purchase of a Bow Quartett ©HW Archive
Eugene Sartory, Receipt 5. February 1932 for the purchase of a Bow Quartett ©HW Archive

Gennaro Vinaccia, Napels 1770

Violin

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Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris

Cello, 'Kindler'

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Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris 1870

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