This is an extremely well-made Baroque violin. It is the pattern used by Stradivari starting in about 1700, and the shape most commonly associated with Stradivarius violins. During the period from 1690 to 1700, Strad used primarily what is sometimes called the “long pattern”—a slightly longer and slightly narrower body. Prior to 1690, Stradivari used a pattern similar to the post-1700 pattern.
As one can see in the photos, it is an absolutely authentic replica of a Baroque violin in every respect. Depending on the chosen option, the Baroque “wedged” fingerboard is either a true-to-period maple and ebony composite or solid inlaid maple fingerboard with matching a true Baroque tailpiece.
- Antiqued oil varnish—100% hand varnished
- Selected Austrian Spruce top, naturally air dried.
- Selected Seasoned Flamed Bohemian (i.e. Czech) maple back, ribs & scroll, naturally air dried
- High-quality and well-fit ebony “heart” type pegs
- Bone nut and saddle
- Authentic period real tail gut
- Milo Stamm Baroque bridge
Set up in our North Georgia Mountain (U.S.) workshop with Gamut historic replica gut strings (Pistoy-gimped gut D-string; silver wound gut G-string). These wonderful strings are, in our opinion, the best-sounding and durable authentic Baroque gut strings available. Keep in mind, however, that they are gut strings and will break. For this reason, we give you an extra A and E string.
This instrument is available with three fingerboard-tailpiece motifs:
- Maple core with maple sides, maple-bordered and inlaid ebony veneered face
- Maple core with maple sides, plain ebony veneered face
- Solid maple with inlay
The last 6 images above illustrate these three styles of fingerboard-tailpiece treatments.
Should your preference not be immediately available, we will contact you re: what is available and with an estimated wait time for your preferred fingerboard-tailpiece treatment.
Revelle Pro 1000 oblong suspension case is included.
Bow is NOT included. If you want us to obtain a nice Baroque bow for you, please tell us. We can generally obtain a good quality authentic Baroque bow to suite your preference in the $300 - $400 price range.
Our email is don@DonRickertDesign.com and phone number is (404) 828-0136.