Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Please listen to this video with headphones for best result! Interesting old German lionhead violin - Johann Haslwanter 1872. Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!
Finely carved scroll in shape of a lion's head and accurately inlaid purfling. T his beautiful violin shows former repairs on the front, but no open cracks or open seams, and only some minor marks due to its age in it´s old amber varnish. The table is finely grained spruce and the 1-piece back - as well as ribs and neck - is nicely flamed maple. The lower rib is made from one piece of maple only.
The violin has been checked by our luthier and by our violin player on playability. In our workshop it received ebony pegs, an old ebony tailpiece, an old 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 finger performance. We use these strings on mostly all of our violins to allow a comparison of the tonality of each instrument in the videos.
In any case a new owner should consider any other renowned brand of higher quality strings of own personal preference to enhance the full tonal character of this violin! Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Total 59,3 cm / 23.3", body 35,4 cm / 14", vibrating chord length 32,7 cm / 12.9, weight 433 gr / 15.3 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.
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 wi th 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.