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LEASE ONLY: Modern Italian violin, Carlo Luigi Dalatri, Florence
This instrument is offered for lease only as part of our violin rental programe.
This interesting young Italian violin by Carlo Luigi Dalatri is a premium-quality instrument featuring a typically Florentine style of the ending 20th century which blends outstanding tonal properties with an attractive appearance. The instrument’s top-tier artisanry and distinctive and finely-honed style both illustrate Carlo Luigi Dalatris exquisite mastery; his experienced hand and the confident aesthetic sensibilities of a skilled master are apparent in the petite scroll and delicately carved sound holes. The moderately grained spruce of the top and gently flamed maple used for the two-piece back are outstanding tone woods which are compelling not only because of their magnificent resonant properties, but also because of their unusually lovely grain. A warm golden-brown oil varnish sets these woods in their best light. Strikingly crafted margins and bee-sting corners express an inimitable personal character which is a perfect complement to the voice of this exceptional Italian violin that is preserved with minor repairs in very good condition: powerful, bright and radiant, carrying and rich in overtones, highly responsive, with warmth and volume in the lower ranges and radiant brightness in the upper.
The price includes a certificate of appraisal.