Ref :   0783

A good Violin
Made for and to the specifications of Johan Grobbelaar
 
2013

 
This violin is characterised by excellent tone - even throughout and speaking with clarity, openness and responsiveness - easy to play on and definitely an instrument that would appeal to a serious a violinist and violin lover.

It has looks to match the excellent tone - the materials are well chosen - a beautiful one-piece back and sides of well-figured maple with a medium curl. The top is of really good tone spruce with a fine narrow grain in the centre widening to the flanks. Workmanship is excellent throughout - tidy work in the corners and purfling neatly traced. Varnish is a beautiful light-brown honey colour with just a tinge of amber oil-based application.

This violin is new, but has been artificially "antiqued" to look slightly older and worn than it actually is. Today such antiquing is no longer regarded as trickery or deceit, but is perfectly acceptable and very much the norm in lutherie. In some international violinmaking competitions antiquing is an anticipated finish for which points are allocated.

This violin passes with conviction as a serious instrument that conforms to all the requirements one may have for a professional instrument.

   
   
 

Dimensions :
  Standard full-size Stradivari model
Length of back: 35.7 cm

Condition :
  Excellent

Provenance :
  The property of Johan Grobbelaar

Price : Withheld
 

 
 
 
 

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