Violin based on Pietro Guarneri, Venice

This violin has a good balance of soul and clarity, with depth and intensity particularly on the G string, whilst the E has the clarity that carries.



This violin is based on an instrument made in Venice in 174o. It is relatively wide which gives a big, relatively broad sound, rich and deep paticlarly in the lower registers with a clear  E string. The archings are slightly lower and less severe than the original, following another of Pietro Guarneri’s violins made in 1735, to get a more powerful sound.


Length of back 356mm [14″]
Neck length  130
Open string length 328
Body stop 196
Width, upper bouts 169
Width, c bouts 113
Width, lower bouts 207



Try on Approval

I offer instruments on approval for a period of two to three weeks. You’re welcome to collect an instrument from my workshop, or if I am attending an event near you, I am happy to arrange a meeting place, or bring it to you. Every instrument is covered by my insurance whilst on approval.

If you would like to talk to me about this instrument, ring me on 01948 880608

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I’m happy to talk about instruments anytime, whether you’re a soloist in an orchestra or a keen amateur. Call me to talk through what you’re looking for.