School of Betts Violin, London c1810
Small English violin c1810 School of Betts.
Length of back only 355mm, but neck length (original neck/head), elevation etc are all in proportion.
Wonderful condition, just a small piece of wood missing from a corner on the back. No cracks or other restorations.
Based on a flat Strad model, front grain varies from tight on the right hand side to quite wide on the left. (However, still a two piece front).
Has plenty of original golden amber with touches of red.
Glorious burr one-piece back with matching ribs, neck & head. Also has an interesting wax seal to button.
Has "pips" to centre of scroll on right & left.
One-piece bottom rib.
Has a quality new set-up with old English boxwood pegs, other boxwood fittings with a professionally cut bridge.
Glorious tone with particularly deep/almost viola like tone to the lower stings.