An early Tyrolean violin, c. 1780 bearing a copy Michel Deconet label.

An early Tyrolean violin, c. 1780 bearing a copy Michel Deconet label.

Fully restored in Grant Violins’ workshop, this terrific 18th century violin is a "must try"!


Please contact us for more details, quoting number 1015.

Details

The aged patina is the first visual treat on seeing this violin. Much of its original very dark varnish has worn off in an attractive natural pattern to reveal a rich, walnut-gold ground.

The figure on the back; sparse and ‘wild’ in the upper bouts, with narrow regular flamed maple in the middle and lower bouts, the top of very fine regularly spaced reed lines.

It has a warm, deep and intimate character with beautiful dolce, singing tone; sweet at the highest positions on all strings. It responds well to the slightest nuances in dynamics and has an outstanding legato tone. Comfortable playability, easy, resonant double stoppings and clear, crisp sound articulating considerable carrying power yet gentle under the ear. A terrific example of the Tyrolean school.

Please contact us for more details, quoting number 1015. (images to follow)