French 1/2 violin after Guarnerius, c.1920

This antique French 1/2 violin from around 1920 has an especially attractive historic appearance, especially amongst the rare half-sized violins which feature a sound of good strength and pleasant warmth. The 1/2 violin after Guarnerius was crafted in an unknown atelier in the French violinmaking town of 

This antique French 1/2 violin from around 1920 has an especially attractive historic appearance, especially amongst the rare half-sized violins which feature a sound of good strength and pleasant warmth. The 1/2 violin after Guarnerius was crafted in an unknown atelier in the French violinmaking town of Mirecourt, and it has an unusual and distinctive profile with its eye-catching silhouette, high ribs and moderately high arch on the top and back. The small sound holes and gentle flaming of the two-piece maple back are a charming contrast with the pronounced and somewhat fluid lines of the moderately-grained spruce top. Many of use by talented young musicians shape the aesthetic of the highly transparent, orange-brown varnish. A few smaller flaws have no impact on either the visual appeal of this 1/2 violin or its bright, warm sound, which is of good strength and pleasant warmth. It is a well-preserved children's violin with rich potential; we meticulously set it up in our atelier, and it is now ready to play. Like all instruments from us this includes our trade-guarantee.

€ 990.00
approx. $ 1,108.80
Inventory no.
6099
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
circa 1920
Tone
warm, strong
Length of back
31.0 cm
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