Czech Violin – “Virtuoso Art Violin” Circa 1920’s – SOLD AUGUST 3, 2023 –
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Reproduction of the
Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1690
We have a full-size Czech violin in very good condition. A 100 year old violin that has been meticulously gone over here in our workshop. The instrument has excellent construction, a great scroll, fake neck graft, and the wood choice is outstanding. The back plate is one-piece flamed maple with matching ribs. The flame is of medium width and descends from right to left. The violin features gorgeous antiquing and is a definite over all example of fine craftmanship in the early 1900’s. We have gone over the entire violin with a new set up.
Corpus 358.0 mm., Major Width 209.0 mm., Minor Width 168.0 mm., Rib Height 31.0 mm – 30.0 mm.
When I started playing I didn’t want to put the violin down. The “Tuscan” Stradivarius violin has a mature and powerful sound. The violin has guts and over-the-top sustain. Its bottom end is dark chocolate tone and even better than the best cup of dark roasted coffee you’ve had in months. The response and quality I would also describe as masculine while the treble side is brilliant and rings out with ease. The violin tonal texture is equal to instruments at twice the price. This is a winner on the tonal scale way beyond what I thought working on the violin. The violin rings and is ready for a player to fall in love with the gorgeous overtone. This instrument has the look, condition, and most importantly it has sound, sound, and sound.