Ref :   0648

A fine Bulgarian violin by
Petko PETKOV
b. 1975

With a certificate by the maker.
 
Kazanlak, 2010

 
Petko Petkov was born in Kazanlak, in 1975, and today, at a relatively young age, is a foremost violin maker in Bularia with an internationally established reputation. He completed his apprentiseship under Vlado Naidenov and is a member of the Regional Association of Violin Makers in Kazanlak. His instruments are sold mainly in Italy, Canada and Japan, and are also listed in inventories and catalogues throughout the world.

Petkov sources his materials in Bulgaria - he uses premium Balkan maple and the tops are made of excellent tone spruce that grow in the Rodopi mountains - for centuries a much sought-after source of spruce for the principal European violin makers. He uses traditional Italian methods of violin construction to make his instruments.

This violin was acquired directly from the maker in Bulgaria in 2010. The instrument is well-made and has very good tone. It appears that it loosely follows the Guarneri model, at least as far as the f-holes are concerned.

   
   
 

Dimensions :
  Back length: 35.5 cm

Condition :
  Mint condition. Brand new and unused.

Provenance :
  Withheld
 

 
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