Ma Zhibin One-Piece Back Violin 2013
Zhibin is a Beijing violinmaker. His little shop produces many fine string instruments with much hand work to create them. He is another Chinese maker who has received fine training. The plates are well carved. The top plate has straight tight grain and the back flame appears to have a quilted pattern look. Very beautiful. The varnish work is an orange-brown on a golden ground. We have carved a new set of ebony pegs and cut a new Despiau Bridge C grade and sound post. Also, we added a German Wittner tailpiece. The violin was fully set up here at J.R. Judd Violins.
The sound of the violin projects with a bright pleasing sound. The instrument has power and is well worth the price. Perfect for the beginning adult or first or second year player.