Magnificent violin with a wonderful, powerful and yet silky sound, labelled Laurentius Storioni fecit Cremona 1771.
The choice of wood for this instrument is excellent and together with the way that it has been put together immediately cries out ‘Quality’. A very interesting feature is the one piece spruce top. The maple for the back is strikingly figured, with matching wood being used for the ribs and neck. The scroll is beautifully carved with characteristics typical of Laurenzo Storioni; who is widely regarded as the last of the classic Cremonese makers, and the most influential and active of the post-Golden Age of violinmakers. Storioni rescued the Cremonese traditions from totally disappearing in the aftermath of the loss of Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu and Carlo Bergonzi within a single decade. Born in the year of Guarneri del Gesu’s death, 1744, his probable tutor was Carlo Rugeri, grandson of Francesco.
The quality of construction and choice of high grade tone woods come through as soon as you put a bow to the strings of this violin. It takes little effort to draw a wonderful sound, which is beautiful, powerful and yet has this wondrous silky quality to it. This violin is pure pleasure to play and leaves you eager for more.
I believe that every violinist should have access to a great sounding instrument capable of expressing the passion within them at an affordable price.
It is my mission to bring instruments capable of doing this to young and mature musicians alike, so that they can develop to the maximum as a musician and bring the joy of their hearts to the world.
All violins are personally selected by myself as instruments with great tonal qualities that I would be proud to own as my sole violin. Each is carefully checked for build construction and condition. Any restoration work is done by my professional luthier partner and instruments are fitted with high quality fittings and usually Evah Pirazzi strings (although this may vary according to what we determine best suits the particular instrument). This is backed by a 12 months maintenance free guarantee - that is to say that we will undertake any maintenance required on your violin within this period free of charge. All that you need to do is bring/ship the violin back to us.
All violins come to you fully set up to their optimum and ready to play.
We regularly ship worldwide, FREE of charge to you and fully insured.
It is my experience that it takes at least 3 days of exclusive playing of an instrument to get accustomed to and appreciate it; with 7 days being preferable and the minimum time that should be allowed for trial of an instrument. Most shops allow 7-14 days for returns on purchases. I wish my customers a great buying experience and to have total confidence in their acquisition and consequently I give a 30 DAY RETURN PERIOD with a full refund of the purchase price provided that it is returned in the same condition.
Any quality violin is a substantial financial commitment and one that you want to be confident will not be a depreciating asset. I am confident that any violin that I sell will at least hold its value over many years if well looked after and the majority will actually gain in value - this has been the general trend over a long period of time. I am willing to take any violin that I have sold back should you decide to upgrade and will give you the full purchase price paid for it, provided that it has been well looked after.
I am here to help as much for you post-sale as I am before. I love to help and willingly give advice, assistance, and share my expertise and experiences at any time.
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