George Craske, U.K., c. 1850

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George Craske, U.K., c. 1850

Craske was a most prolific maker leaving a large number of instruments unsold on his death.


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Details

With an independent income, Craske had the luxury that most violin makers would envy in not having to sell his instruments. However, his making skills did not go unnoticed and, on his death, the world famous violin dealers, W. E. Hill & Sons, bought up the entire remaining stock. In fact, the head on this violin is probably by the Hills.

Having once repaired Paganini’s ‘del Gesù’ violin, Craske went on to use a Guarneri model for much of his output and this is one such.

It has an outstanding tone production, a rich, full resonance, clear projection and articulation, beautiful dynamics nuances and contrasts. A dark sound that’s full of personality, terrific response of overtones and power in spades!

For the advanced or professional player, this violin presents the whole package!

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