Antique Violin "sold by Thomas Craig, Aberdeen"

This old violin bears the label "sold by Thomas Craig in Aberdeen", Scotland, but in its overall impression it is a work of unmistakable German provenance. This quality import instrument is typical for the workshop of Thomas Craig, who, just as many other Britsh ateliers of his day, acquired instruments or parts in the renowned European centers of violin making in Germany, France and Bohemia, in order to offer them with his own label. The unknown contractor, most presumably a workshop in Saxony, was a well-chosen partner, as it is evident in the solid craftsmanship of this robust violin. Golden-brown colored...

This old violin bears the label "sold by Thomas Craig in Aberdeen", Scotland, but in its overall impression it is a work of unmistakable German provenance. This quality import instrument is typical for the workshop of Thomas Craig, who, just as many other Britsh ateliers of his day, acquired instruments or parts in the renowned European centers of violin making in Germany, France and Bohemia, in order to offer them with his own label. The unknown contractor, most presumably a workshop in Saxony, was a well-chosen partner, as it is evident in the solid craftsmanship of this robust violin. Golden-brown colored varnish covers the quality tonewoods, that were chosen for this crack-free preserved instrument and feature a beautiful grain. Some varnish flaws and a minor repair to the lower part of the back seam are traces of the violin´s high age and have no influence on its sound. This German-English instrument of Thomas Craig´s collection is well preserved and was worked over thoroughly in our atelier; we offer it ready to play and recommend its warm, dark sound that is both clear and mature.

Thomas Craig, violin - table
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