Ref :   0625

A good violin of
Unknown Origin
Circa 1880

This unlabelled instrument is in my view a fine violin and not a trade instrument. Throughout it is made of excellent materials - a beautiful one-piece back of nicely flamed maple with a medium and distinct curl, repeated in the sides, neck and scroll. The scroll particularly is striking in its wood and cut and shows an excellent steady and well-trained hand. The top is of good-quality medium grained tone spruce.

The current setup adds to the overall appeal of the violin - new rosewood pegs with matching tailpiece, endpin and chinrest.

This violin is unusually responsive with a big open tone, projection and good balance throughout the register. In my own case, in playing on it I found it suitable for serious works such as the important concertos, sonatas, etc.


Dimensions :
  Back length: 35.7 cm

Condition :
  This violin has had a wingcrack to each f-hole. Both have been repaired professionally. Other than that, this instrument is free from structural problems, cracks or other discernable repairs and can be said to be in very good condition. The varnish is well-worn, but doesn't compromise the violin's integrity.

Provenance :
  Present ownership: Johan Grobbelaar since 2010.

Price : Withheld


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