Old French, One-piece circa 1870’s – SOLD 5/7/2019
We are pleased to offer an old French violin with a gorgeous one-piece back and one-piece top. It contains beautiful patina and gentle wear. The violin is in excellent condition for its age and has no structural concerns.
The oil varnish is stunning and original to the instrument. It is an orange-brown varnish on an amber ground.
The sound is a double wow! Sweet, rich and a very beautiful sustain. It is responsive on all four strings, being crisp and clean.
This is what Mr. Judd calls a sleeper. An unlabeled violin that we cannot pin down to an exact maker. It's all about the awesome sound.