Goffredo Cappa

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Goffredo Cappa (1644–1717), also known as Gioffredo Cappa or Jofredus Cappa, was an Italian luthier, known for his violins and cellos.

Cappa was born in Saluzzo. After working with the Amati family in Cremona he set up his own workshop in Saluzzo.[1][2][3][4] He died in Turin.

Meta Weiss plays a cello made in 1690 by Goffredo Cappa, Amiram Ganz from the Altenberg Trio plays a violin made in 1686 by Goffredo Cappa.[5] Luca Fanfoni plays a violin made by Cappa in 1690. Jean-Guihen Queyras plays a cello made in 1696 by Goffredo Cappa. Stephan Grappelli played a violin made in 1695 by Goffredo Cappa.