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Violin patterned after Guarneri, Braun & Hauser, München
Dating back to around 1900, this violin in rare and nearly flawless condition was originally commissioned by the highly esteemed and award-winning Munich atelier Braun & Hauser. A classic Italian model by Guarneri del Gesù inspired this instrument, which is unmistakably a Mittenwald violin crafted from the outstanding tone woods of the Karwendel mountains. The large scroll shows the typical style that confirms its heritage, whilst the cleanly carved sound holes are a successful nod to Guarneri. The thick coat of orange-brown varnish was tastefully aged on the top. Accentuated edges indicate the work of an experienced hand whose touch is also evident in the meticulous care paid to minor details. The quality of this violin's voice — powerful, clear and rich in overtones — parallels its craftsmanship. This warmly recommended instrument is now ready to play after having been carefully set up by the restoration specialists in our atelier.
Maker: Braun & Hauser
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Tone: Clear, powerful, rich in overtones, strong