B. before 1540, d. 1608, Cremona
Elder son and pupil of Andrea. Recorded as a lute maker in 1559, and probably assistant to Andrea in the making of the Charles IX instruments. Working with his brother Girolamo, the Amati workshop produced relatively large quantities of instruments, and virtually standardised the form of the instrument. Antonio sold out his interest in the business to Girolamo in 1588, and seems to have taken no further part in the profession.