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French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900

This antique turn-of-the-century French violin is an unmistakable and typical representative of the instruments from the French violin-making town of Mirecourt. One characteristic hallmark of its background is the narrow, elegantly carved sound holes which reflect the utmost artisanal quality, as is the extremely accurate purfling in the bee-sting. The highly transparent, golden-brown varnish complements the aesthetic effect of the narror flaming on the two-piece maple back and the extremely...

This antique turn-of-the-century French violin is an unmistakable and typical representative of the instruments from the French violin-making town of Mirecourt. One characteristic hallmark of its background is the narrow, elegantly carved sound holes which reflect the utmost artisanal quality, as is the extremely accurate purfling in the bee-sting. The highly transparent, golden-brown varnish complements the aesthetic effect of the narror flaming on the two-piece maple back and the extremely even grain of the spruce top. It is easy to envision this antique French violin ranking among the premium selection of the famous ateliers of Mirecourt at its time. With a completely crackfree body, this old stringed instrument piece is well preserved and will win you over with its powerful, warm, dakr and sweet sound full of character — a highly recommendable instrument in perfect condition, which our luthier set up carefully and made ready to play. 

Antique French violin from Mirecourt, model Guarneri
Antique French violin from Mirecourt, model Guarneri - maple back
Antique French violin from Mirecourt, model Guarneri - flamed maple ribs
Antique French violin from Mirecourt, model Guarneri - scroll
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