(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.