Italy System-Ruggier Family (Ruggier Family)

Being the first luthier in the Ruggeri Family, Francesco Ruggeri has been considered as one of the earliest pupils of Nicolo Amati. His works involved a strong Amatese style, and has been highly praised and valued as almost keep pace with that of Amati today. Francesco had four sons: Giovanni, Giacinto (1661-1697), Vincenzo (1663-1679), and Carlo (1666-1713) in his studio to whom succeeded the workshop after he passed away, but only Vincenzo had achieved the same quality as him.