Violin based on Guarneri del Gesu


This violin is based on the ‘Alard’ del Gesu which is in the Musée de la Musique in Paris. I have made this model a number of times and it has a wide powerful tone, slightly different from my Venetian models which have a round core to the sound, this one is more oval.


Length of back 354mm [13 15/16 “]
Neck length  130
Open string length 326
Body stop 195
Width, upper bouts 167
Width, c bouts 114
Width, lower bouts 207



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I offer instruments on approval for a period of 4 weeks. You’re welcome to visit my workshop to collect an instrument, or if I am attending an event near you I’m happy to bring it to you.

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