A violin with an amazingly beautiful sound that fills the room.  It was likely made in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) very early in the 19th century.  Its varnish is that deep dark plum color and features a one-piece back.

Fine modern Italian violin made by a student of Giuseppe Ornati.  Wonderful “silvery” focused tone that fills the room.  Two professionally completed repairs to the top.

Highest level student grade instrument.  Beautifully shaded & antiqued deep red red/brown oil varnish.  Very responsive to the bow producing a focused medium-dark sound that resonates in all positions up and down the fingerboard

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Highest level student grade instrument.  Beautiful shaded & antiqued red-orange oil varnish over a golden ground.  A warm “wide” tone which is very rich and speaks beautifully in all positions up and down the fingerboard.

 

Highest level student grade instrument.  Nicely shaded and antiqued amber over a golden ground.  A strong, bold tone and very responsive to the bow.

 

An upper level student violin with a clear bell-like tone that is lively and bright.  It features orange-red oil varnish over a golden ground.