Ref :   0733

A good Bulgarian violin by
Petko Petkov
(b. 1975)
Kazanlak, 2010

Petko Petkov was born in Kazanlak, in 1975, and today, at a relatively young age, is one of the leading violin makers in Bulgaria with an internationally established reputation. He completed his apprenticeship 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, but 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 has a particularly attractive back of richly flamed maple with a medium curl - the ribs, neck and scroll appear to be of the same well figured wood. Throughout the craftsmanship is refined and of a high order, particularly noticeable in the crisp tracing of purfling and tidy mitre work in the corners. It appears that it loosely follows the Guarneri model, at least as far as the f-holes are concerned.

The instrument is well-toned.


Dimensions :
  Length of back: 35.8 cm

Condition :
  Mint condition. Brand new.

Provenance :

Price : P.O.A.


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