Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Please listen to this video with headphones for best result! Fine old French master violin Didier Nicolas d'Aine around 1820 with certificate from Ames Anciennes. Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Voluminous shaped body with nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling.
The top is made of one piece of pine and shows regular straight grain lines. The back is made of one piece of nicely flamed maple with horizontal curl. The ribs, neck and scroll are from the same wood. The varnish is of an orange-brown colour. This violin was made by Didier Nicolas himself, who signed it near the soundpost "Didier Nicolas Ainé à Mirecourt".
On the inside back can be found the celebrated triangular fire brand A la Ville de Crmonne D. Nicolas Ainé", and on the inside top a "D. N fire brand in a circle.
The scroll has been grafted to the neck and shows peg hole bushings. The body shows a superficial crack under the right foot of the bridge and two circular wood inserts on the back. The instrument has been revised by our luthiers and checked by our violin player on playability. In our workshop it received new setup with new rosewood pegs, tailpiece, endpin and chinrest, a newly fitted bridge, new soundpost and new strings.
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 French master violin in immediate playing condition! Great sound - Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Total 59,5 cm / 23.4", body 36,3 cm / 14.29", vibrating chord length 32,8 cm / 12.9, weight 461 gr / 16.3 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.
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The seller is "old-violin-international" and is located in Lisbon. This item can be shipped worldwide.