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Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)

Contemporary Italian violin from Cremona made in 1984 by Federico Mecatti whos original label it bears. Mecatti studied under Francesco Bissolotti, a renowned master luthier who closely collaborated with his friend Simone Fernando Saccone, a key member of Rembert Wurlitzer's staff in New York....

Contemporary Italian violin from Cremona made in 1984 by Federico Mecatti whos original label it bears. Mecatti studied under Francesco Bissolotti, a renowned master luthier who closely collaborated with his friend Simone Fernando Saccone, a key member of Rembert Wurlitzer's staff in New York. Saccone came from the Degani violin-making tradition. He encouraged the Cremona school of violin making and Bissolotti in particular to return to the classic works of the old Cremona master luthiers, whose principles Saccone had studied intensively under Wurlitzer. The Cremona violin that we offer here is consequently a product of that highly interesting branch of the contemporary Italian violin-making tradition. It is unquestionably a good work, built with the utmost care down to the last detail. Exceptionally well-chosen tonewoods, fine purfling and a very beautiful oil varnish distinguish this extraordinary instrument, whose musical qualities would suit a serious soloist—a perfect violin for competitions in the hands of a talented musician. We offer this Cremona violin in excellent condition; it has been thoroughly gone over by our luthier and made ready to play. We recommend this violin for its bright, clear, powerful voice that is both mature and unmistakably Italian in character.

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Inventory no.
6992
Maker
Federico Mecatti
Provenance
Cremona
Year
1984
Tone
warm, bright, powerful, melting
Length of back
35.8 cm
Federico Mecatti Cremona Violine
Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)
Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)
Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)
Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)
Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)
Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)
Federico Mecatti, older Italian violin from Cremona (certificate)
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