Interesting master violin, circa 1780-1800 - probably from Flandern

This master violin was made in the late 18th century using a truly interesting model whose fine and delicate character expresses a dynamic and individual profile. Probably crafted in Flanders, it expresses its own distinguished artisanal position in comparison to the French influences which traditionally had a major impact in Flemish violin making. The magnificently aged varnish creates a harmonious whole with the relatively broad purfling, the striking sound holes and the eye-catchingly beautiful grain of the top-quality tone woods. The...

This master violin was made in the late 18th century using a truly interesting model whose fine and delicate character expresses a dynamic and individual profile. Probably crafted in Flanders, it expresses its own distinguished artisanal position in comparison to the French influences which traditionally had a major impact in Flemish violin making. The magnificently aged varnish creates a harmonious whole with the relatively broad purfling, the striking sound holes and the eye-catchingly beautiful grain of the top-quality tone woods. The meticulously carved one-piece back of maple with very tight flames reflects the exquisite precision of a masterful hand that shaped the deeply carved scroll with a sense of refinement and elegance. Several brilliantly executed restorations, all of which were done in areas not near the sound post or bass bar, confirm the great esteem that earlier generations of musicians showed this frequently played historic instrument. After having been completely worked over and painstakingly set up by the specialists at our workshop, it is now in top condition and ready to play, and the full range of its outstanding sound has been brought to its peak. Slightly smaller modeled, this interesting violin features comfortable playing properties, and the upper registers of its mature and pleasantly warm sound have a silvery singing voice that will inspire musicians to re-discover a wide variety of pieces from classic and contemporary violin repertoire.

Interesting master violin, 18th century probably Flemish
One piece maple back, 18th century master violin probably Flemish
Maple ribs, 18th century master violin probably Flemish
Violin scroll, 18th century master violin probably Flemish
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