Violin based on Pietro Guarneri, Venice

This is a powerful instrument, with a focussed sound which responds well to bow pressure. The lower range in particular has real depth and intensity with a sizzling E string.

 

Model  

This violin is based on one of the first classical Italian instruments I ever saw, made in Venice in 1742. The original instrument was beautiful, full of charisma, with deep red varnish. I have used this model numerous times, though I usually make the archings slightly lower and less severe than the original, to get a more powerful sound.

Specifications

Length of back 354mm [13 15/16 “]
Neck length  130
Open string length 328
Body stop 195
Width, upper bouts 168
Width, c bouts 118
Width, lower bouts 203

Price

£9000

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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Contact me
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.

01948 880608

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