Stunning Old German, circa 1870
This German violin bears the label:
Gaetona Guadagnini fece
in Torino nell' anno 1803
in plazza S. Carlo
This beautiful late 19th century instrument is stunning in look and sound. We have recently bushed all of the pegs and carved all new ebony fittings. The violin features birds-eye maple ribs and wide “ears” on the volute which give it a beautiful, unique look. A Del Gesu pattern instrument, it is as comfortable belting out a gutsy tune as it is singing a sweet lullaby. It has a distinct and rich tone that projects well and is sweet under the ear. The dark sound matches perfectly with the deep red-brown varnish on a golden ground.