Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Please listen to this video with headphones for best result! Very exceptional rare shaped violin Chicago 1885. The writing in ink on the bottom plate reads George B...... 1885", next to it repair note in pencil reading "Herb repaired 1927, at that time Chicago 1885 was overwritten with pencil.Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Rare shaped body with nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling.
The table is finely grained spruce carved in a wavy surface and the 2-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is intensely flamed maple. The instrument has been revised by our luthiers and checked by our violin player on playability. In our workshop it received new setup with newly fitted elder ebony pegs, ebony tailpiece and ebony chinrest, a new Teller bridge, new soundpost 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! Very good old master violin in immediate playing condition! Great sound - Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Total 60 cm / 23.6", body 36,2 cm / 14,2", vibrating chord length 33 cm / 12.99, weight 447 gr / 15.8 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, dealers 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. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "old-violin-international" and is located in this country: PT. This item can be shipped worldwide.