No. 492. The Asymmetric

I first made an asymmetric violin of this shape to offer something different aesthetically, but soon came to realize that they have their own acoustic properties too. Generally they are very well balanced and satisfying to play.

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This one is no exception. It’s a lovely violin right across the range. The front is Alpine Spruce. I bought the wood from Rivolta in Italy over 25 years ago and, as the best piece from the bunch, I have hung on to it ever since. At last I have turned it into this violin with rewarding results. The back is European Maple with a very strong flame which I have enhanced with red and brown stains. 
Uniquely I have taken a leaf out of Maggini’s book and graced it with double purfling which I have cut from Mahogany.
Hand brushed traditional varnish finishes it off nicely and it’s fitted with Knilling Fine Tune pegs which I think are brilliant !
Supplied in a good Pedi case and with a commemorative Tim Phillips 500 carbon fibre bow it’s a beauty !
Please email Tim for any more details or to make an offer*.

Reserve price: £5750.

Current offer:

*My final ten instruments will have a reserve, but no fixed final price. Interested customers are invited to bid. More information here

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