(L. name Guarnerius) name of a family of violin-makers of Cremona, Italy (fl. 17th-18th cent.)
1687?-1745; It. violin-maker
Family of Italian violin makers, including Andrea (1626?–1698), who founded the family business, and his grandson Giuseppe (1687?–1745). They are considered second only to the Stradivari family for the quality of their instruments.