Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Please listen to this video with headphones for best result! Beautiful fine old 19th century master violin by Francois Contal I around 1830. Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Finely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling.
T his beautiful violin shows a repair at the pegbox (see the repair label dated 1865), but no open cracks or open seams. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back is nicely flamed maple. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthier and by our violin player on playability. It received new setup with newly fitted elder ebony pegs, elder tailpiece, new ebony chinrest, a new bridge and new strings.
These are new German silver wound steel core strings with good projection, easy to play while allowing rapid performance. We use these strings on mostly all of our violins to provide a comparison of the tonal qualities of each instrument in the videos.In any case a new owner should consider higher quality strings of own personal preference to enhance the full character of this violin! Beautiful old quality instrument with great potential in immediate playing condition! Total 59,5 cm / 23.4", body 36,3 cm / 14.3", vibrating chord length 32,5 cm / 12.8, weight 463 gr / 16.33 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask, or/and - as we sell a lot of different violins - we would recommend to do a bit of internet research Google / Wikipedia etc. About makers, models and prices. Please be aware, that mostly all violins we offer are old and in used condition - it might differ from instrument to instrument, but each violin will probably need personal settings to suit your individual needs.. We´ll pack your violin for max.
Safety at transport with the bridge laid. PLEASE CHECK FEEDBACK FROM OUR BUYERS! Among our numerous customers are many professional violinists, collectors, re-sellers and repeating clients from all over the globe - just read what other people say about us! For our other selected premium violins, violas and bows as well as for more information about and around old violins please visit our website! Please also see our other listings - we currently offer several old violins.The item "RARE OLD FRENCH 19th C MASTER VIOLIN F. CONTAL video ANTIQUE 154" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "old-violin-international" and is located in Lisbon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.