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Old Italian violin, Antonio Lechi, 1922
Old Italian violin, Antonio Lechi, 1922
Side view - Italian Cremonese violin by Antonio Lechi
Side view - Italian Cremonese violin by Antonio Lechi
Violon ancien italien de Cremone, Antonio Lechi
Violon ancien italien de Cremone, Antonio Lechi
Provenance: Cremona
Maker: Antonio Lechi
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: 1922

Old Italian violin, Antonio Lechi, Cremona 1922

The Officina Claudio Monteverde in the classic Italian violin-making town of Cremona was the birthplace of this old Italian violin, which still has its original dated "Antonio Lechi" model label. The close flames of its two-piece maple back clearly illustrate how distinctive this instrument is, although its finishing touches and its scroll are purely Italian. It has classically carved sound holes, a small, elegant scroll and a highly patinated spirit-oil varnish in a brilliant orange-red. A repair of the top seam under the chinrest and some flaws to the varnish on the top are both common amongst instruments of this age and allow us to offer this Italian violin at a reduced price. This affordable old Italian violin can be recommended because of its superb and powerful sound with a warmth, precision and resonant strength that are all marked by an indubitably Italian character. It is now ready to play after having been thoroughly checked and worked over by our specialists.

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