Handmade violin (2017) based on the 1715 Titian Stradivari

This violin was made in 2017 and is modelled on the 1715 Titian Stradivari, a golden period instrument noted for its formidable power and tonal beauty. The belly is made from two pieces of quarter sawn spruce of medium grain. The back is likewise made from two pieces of quarter sawn horizontally flamed maple of great reflectivity. The red varnish is coloured with cochineal, a key ingredient of  Stradivarius' lost recipe. The tone is powerful and highly resonant. Unfortunately I do not have a recording of this violin but in my opinion it sounds even better than my 2015 copy which was sold to the Royal Northern College of Music.

You can see and play my instruments by appointment at my workshop in Singleton, Lancashire   

tel 01253 895063

or at the workshop of William Szott in Manchester 

tel 07702 190 488


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