• 4/4 Violin Antique Hand Built Stradivarius model Violin circa 1973

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    4/4 Hand Crafted Antique Violin. Carbon fiber bow, case, rosin, cleaning cloth and shoulder rest included. Free Shipping.

    This hand-crafted Stradivarius model violin was built by a master violin builder, my Grandfather Joe, in 1973. It carries a strong, crisp, bright sounding voice with a touch of brilliance. The finish on this violin has unique antique ageing, evident in the top plate finish with micro fractures in the varnish. This violin is very responsive and holds up easily to the demands of any player. Hand crafted from European tone woods of exceptional quality and appearance. The one piece back sides and neck are crafted from highly flamed, close grained maple wood. The top plate was hand carved from a two piece “AAA” quality spruce wood. Finish was applied using oil varnish hand rubbed and polished to a beautiful luster.

    Old Luthier techniques were used for this build that include hand carving of the top and back plate along with old school sounding techniques used by top quality instrument builders. The arching is moderate and to model specifications.

    Back Plate material – “AAA” quality highly flamed 1-piece European maple.

    Sides - “AAA” quality highly flamed European maple.

    Top plate – European “AAA” quality close grained 2-piece Swiss spruce.

    Sound Bar – spruce.

    Blocking, kerfling and brace material – spruce.

    Finger board, pegs, tail piece and chinrest – Ebony.

    Bridge – Professional quality maple.

    Strings – Vision Titanium synthetic core.

    Finish material – Oil varnish

    Case – German Town Suspension case with straps and padding.

    Bow – Artino Braided carbon fiber 4/4/ size BF-21.

    Bow, violin case, Kaplan dark rosin, flannel cloth and Artino Ergo shoulder rest included.