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Italian Violin, workshop of Mario Gadda, 1981
This excellent Italian violin was crafted in the workshop of Mario Gadda in Mantova. The appearance of the instrument is determined by Gadda’s own design, and the brandstamp on the button and the original label indicate its provenance. This work is heir of the Mantuan school, which extended from Mario's father, Gaetano Gadda, to his instructor Scarampella, and even back to Tommaso Balestrieri. Liberally applied bright red oil varnish points towards those great predecessors and gives the violin its striking appearance. If there is one attribute that defines Italian stringed instruments, it is their distinctive sound, which is wonderfully developed in this mature violin. Its voice is shining and strong, bright, full-bodied and rich in character, an instrument for soloists that we can recommend without reserve. We offer this violin in perfectly preserved condition. It has been thoroughly gone over by our luthiers and is ready to play.
Maker: Mario Gadda (workshop)
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Tone: Light, radiant, mature