Ref :   0764

A good trade violin
Labelled Antonio Stradivari
Germany, circa 1930

This beautifully made violin really embodies the term 'good German trade'. Those studios in the 1920s and 30s went to the trouble to secure good wood sources and the violins were correctly made - the inside work is refined and well crafted, with correct blocks, corners and fitted bass bar.

This violin from an unknown studio has a generic Stradivari label in it. It was probably made around 1930, is in impeccable structural condition. The varnish has been worn slightly around the edges. The back, ribs, neck and scroll are nicely flamed and the top of excellent tone spruce.

This is a very attractive violin with a responsive tone - nicely balanced, clean sound throughout the register in all positions.


Dimensions :
  Length of back: 357 mm

Condition :
  Excellent. Slight wear of the varnish around the edges.

Provenance :
  This violin is owned by Johan Grobbelaar

Price : Withheld


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