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French Violin School of Gaillard c1880

Good looking quality French Violin from the School of Gaillard labelled "Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremona anno . . ."

 

Medium, even grain to front.  Two piece fairly tightly flamed maple back with matching ribs.

 

Blackened edges to scroll and rib joints.

 

Golden amber varnish  with a touch of red - mostly original, small area of retouch.  All "damage" ie scratches, dents etc were deliberately made when new.

 

Excellent condition.

 

LOB: 360mm

 

Good sounding/powerful violin.  Easy and even response across  strings.

 

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