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Vinaccia Mandolins Gaetano, Gennaro, Pasquale, Antonio, Johannes, Giuseppe, Giovanni, Fratelli Vinaccia
Vinaccia family in Naples, lead some musicologists to believe that the modern steel-strung mandolin was developed in Naples by the Vinaccia family.
Gennaro Vinaccia was active between about 1710 and 1788,
Antonio Vinaccia was from about 1734 to 1796.
An early extant example of a mandolin is one built by Antonio Vinaccia in 1772 which is kept at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Giuseppe Vinaccia built in 1763, can be found at the Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments in Claremont, California.
The earliest existant mandolin was built in 1744 by Gaetano Vinaccia, and is housed in the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels, Belgium.