vc, vn, b, 1637-1709 FR
Giovanni Grancino (1637–1709), son of Andrea Grancino, was one of the early Milanese luthiers, and may have worked with his brother, Francesco. Grancino's workshops were all located on Contrada Larga, now Via Larga in Milan. His instruments bear the characteristic segno della corona (mark of the crown). Although the luthiers of Milan created instruments of varying quality, Grancino's violins, violas, cellos and double basses are considered superior.