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Antique French turn of the century violin
Mirecourt in the Vosges department, France, is considered as the capital of French violin making, where early manufactories were established producing high quality instruments. Many of those are imitating patterns of Stradivari as the violin presented here. Built around 1900, this elegant instrument is especially suitable for orchestral use, with its crisp sound, clear and dark with a mature character, precise, rich in overtones with enough assertiveness. The two-piece back is made of mildly flamed sycamore maple and has a typically French bulge. The violin is in a very good condition, completely worked over in our atelier. The top and the back hardly have any traces of use, in spite of its high age of more than 100 years.
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Tone: Clear, dark, mature