Genuzio Carletti worked with his uncle Carlo Carletti. The Carletti family were influenced by Raffaele Fiorini and his pupils from Bologna who were instrumental in developing the art of violin making in Pieve di Cento. Around 1930, Carletti opened his own workshop in Pieve di Cento, Via Melloni, and quickly developed a signature style. In 1956, Carletti moved to Cento where he remained throughout his professional life. From 1970 onward Genuzio turned his work toward a clientele of italian and European musicians,continuing his activity until the age of eighty-eight. In this 1970 example,this violin is made on a Guarneri Model and used a handsome one piece slab cut maple back.