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The Puglisi family started building musical instruments in
Giuseppe Reale was born in 1852, the son of a piano and organ builder. In 1880 he has founded one of the largest Italian factories for manufacturing bowed and plucked string instruments. After 1906 the firm name appears as 'G. Puglisi Reale i Figlio'. (Figlio; sons in Italian). His sons were Guiseppe Puglisi had 2 sons, Concetto and Michelangelo. Michelangelo Puglisi ran the workshop successfully after 1909 and his son Salvatore Puglisi was also involved in the family business. They were makers of fine violins, bows, strings, guitars, mandolins and unique cellos.
factory was destroyed during bombing in WWII (1943). Although it was
rebuilt and some noted instruments were built after this time, many of the
original Puglisi family susbsequently migrated from
thanks to Plamen Ivanov, Bulgaria, for this information, via Mandolin Cafe.)