Frantisek Zivec violin, Melbourne, 1956

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Frantisek Zivec violin, Melbourne, 1956

A refined work after del Gesù and a sound investment in Australia’s cultural heritage.


Please contact us for more details, quoting number 951.

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Frantisek Zivec started making violins in his native Bohemia in the early 1900s but the events of the Second World War overtook his life. Zivec joined the Czech underground and only after the end of the war escaped to Eastern Germany and eventually the west.

His heroic story is told in detail in the book Violin and Bow Makers of Australia by Alan Coggins.

This violin has very clean, precise workmanship with a nicely flamed two piece maple back and a nut brown varnish which shows a nice hint of craquelure.

It has a deep resonance through the range on G and D strings and a nice clean tone with bright harmonics in the treble range. It is very responsive to the bow, comfortable to play and sounds beautiful under the player’s ear. Good projection and even balance add to the picture making for a very playable violin.

Please contact us for more details, quoting number 951.