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4/4 size violins of Italian provenance
     
     
Fine old Franciscus Gobetti violin   Nº 968
gobetti violin  

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Widely carved scroll and the carefully inlaid. There're numrous former repairs (see detailed photos and repair label from Franz Schallowetz 1906), but no open cracks or open seams. The table is very fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthiers and by our violin player on playability. In our workshop all former repairs had been revised. It received new setup with newly fitted elder ebony pegs, an elder ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest, a new bridge and new strings. The warm, bright sound is well balanced and unfolds with good volume and clarity. total 58,5 cm / 23", body 35.4 cm / 13.9", vibrating chord length 31,7 cm / 12.5", weight 413 gr / ~14.6 oz.

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Exceptional rare old Italian violin - Giustino Polidoro 1978   Nº 107
giustino polidoro  

Exceptional rare old Italian violin - Giustino Polidoro 1978. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description!

No cracks or open seams. Medium to fine grained spruce table and 1-piece back. Extension on the left shoulder showing the tower of the Chieti cathedral. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthiers and by our violin player on playability. It received new set up with new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece & chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings. Very rare old collector's violin in immediate playing condition! Measures aprox.: total 59,5 cm / 23.4", body 36 cm / 14.17", vibrating chord length 31,5 cm / 12.4", weight 711 gr / ~25.08 oz.

EUR 4474

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Old master violin around mid 1800s

  Nº 918
old italian violin  

An excellent old master violin, presumably Italian provenance mid 1800s.

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A deeply carved scroll and the carefully inlaid purfling shows the skilled craftsmanship of an experienced luthier. There're former repairs (see repair label), but no open cracks or open seams. The table is finely grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthiers and by our violin player on playability. In our workshop it received new setup with new ebony pegs, an elder ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest, a new bridge and new strings. total 59 cm / 23.2", body 35.4 cm / 13.9", vibrating chord length 32,3 cm / 12.7", weight 473 gr / ~16.7 oz.

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An excellent old Italian violin - Carlo Testore 1695

  Nº 753
 

Rare collectors instrument: An excellent old Italian violin - Carlo Testore 1695. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Nicely carved scroll, which has been masterly grafted to the neck. The neck heal has been altered. No purfling as typical for Testore violins. The violin is in fine, immediate playing condition and was carefully worked over in our workshop, where it received new ebony pegs, an elder ebony tailpiece and chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is maple. Pegs, fingerboard, tailpiece and chinrest are ebony. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our violin player on playability. Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.2", body 35,7 cm / 14", vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13", weight 443 gr / ~15.7 oz.

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An excellent old master violin, presumably Italian provenance around 1930.   Nº 631
 

An excellent old master violin, presumably Italian provenance around 1930. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description! Very deeply carved scroll and the carefully inlaid purfling shows the skilled craftsmanship of an experienced luthier. There're no open cracks or open seams. In our workshop it received new setup with elder ebony pegs, ebony tailpiece & ebony chinrest, a new bridge and new strings. The warm, bright sound is well balanced and unfolds with good volume and clarity, typical for antique violins with good musical qualities. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. Pegs, fingerboard, tailpiece and chinrest are ebony. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our violin player on playability. Measures aprox.: total 60 cm / 23.6", body 36.4 cm / 14.3", vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13", weight 503 gr / ~17.7 oz.

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Old Italian 19th century violin   Nº 460
 

An excellent old, presumably Italian violin around late 1700 / early 1800.

Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description! Nicely carved scroll, which has been masterly grafted to the neck. The carefully inlaid purfling shows a work of skilled craftsmanship, that was made by an experienced luthier. The violin has seen numerous repairs during the years, but now it's showing no open cracks or open seams. In our workshop it received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, a new ebony chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings. The warm, bright sound is well balanced and unfolds with good volume and clarity, typical for antique violins with good musical qualities. Noteworthy is the immediate response and ease to play, suitable for ambitious musicians. The table is finely grained spruce and the back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. Pegs, fingerboard, tailpiece and chinrest are ebony. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our violin player on playability.

Excellent old master violin in immediate playing condition! Great mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.2', body 35,4 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13', weight 436 gr / ~15.4 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.

 

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An excellent old Italian master violin - Antonio Tunioli 1941

  Nº 088
antonio tunioli violin  

Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description! A widely worked scroll ( masterly grafted to the neck with bushed peg-holes ) and carefully executed double inlaid purfling shows skilled craftsmanship by an experienced master luthier. Some professional repairs on the front table, which is of finely grained spruce. The 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The shiny, light-brown varnish bears some traces of intensive playing, as are typical for antique violins with good musical qualities.

The violin was carefully worked over in our workshop, where it received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest, a new bridge, and new strings. The warm, bright sound is well balanced and suitable for serious players. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our violin player on playability.

Excellent old Italian master violin in immediate playing condition! Great mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59,5 cm / 23.4', body 35,6 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 33,5 cm / 13.2', weight 522 gr / ~18.4 oz.

Sold to one of our customers in MALAGA / SPAIN !

     
North Italian violin around 2nd half 1800s   Nº 306
 

An excellent old, presumably North Italian violin around 2nd half 1800s. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Nicely carved scroll, which has been masterly grafted to the neck. Unreadable relics of a label. The carefully inlaid purfling shows a work of skilled craftsmanship, that was made by an experienced luthier. Extremely highly arched (soundpost length 57mm) with a rib height of 23 mm. The violin is in fine, immediate playing condition, showing no open cracks or open seams. A line on the back is firmly closed. Apart from former repairs on the right soundhole, it was carefully restored in our workshop, where the left soundhole was repaired and it received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, an elder ebony chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings.Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.2', body 35,4 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13', weight 445 gr / ~15.6 oz. Please ask for further questions.

Sold to one of our customers in MA/USA !