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Antique French Médio Fino 1/2 violin, 19th century

The Jerôme Thibouville-Lamy J.T.L. workshops in Mirecourt have been famous for the high quality and the exceptionally good sound of their instruments, especially in the 19th century. Also smaller sizes like this

The Jerôme Thibouville-Lamy J.T.L. workshops in Mirecourt have been famous for the high quality and the exceptionally good sound of their instruments, especially in the 19th century. Also smaller sizes like this 1/2 violin "Médio Fino" model, which was manufactured around 1900, have a very good reputation. This violin is preserved in almost like-new condition. The length of back measures 30,6 cm, the archings are of the flat type. The top is made of wide-grained spruce and the one-piece back is made of maple with an interesting figure. Scratched purfling is typical for the Medio-Fino series of J.T.L. The shiny orange-brown varnish shows slight signs from playing, unique features that add character to this antique instrument. The 1/2 violin is in good undamaged condition and ready to play. The sound is warm and open, of amazing response with a warm character.

Inventory no.
3983
Maker
JTL
Provenance
Mirecourt
Tone
bright, open, resonant
Weight
30.6 cm
Top of a 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Medio Fino
Back of a 1/2 size J.T.L. Medio Fino violin
Sideview of a 1/2 size J.T.L. Medio Fino violin
Scroll of a 1/2 size J.T.L. Medio Fino violin
Detail of a 1/2 size J.T.L. Medio Fino violin
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