Violin by Linus Andersson, Glasgow, 2015
About Linus AnderssonLinus is a Swedish/ German violin maker based in Glasgow. He studied at the Newark School of Violin Making, graduating with distinction. Following a period spent in the workshops of several important European makers, Linus set up his own workshop in Glasgow with his partner Stephanie Irvine in 2018. We are delighted to have instruments by both Stephanie and Linus for sale.
About the violinThis violin was made in 2015 and is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari, in particular the instruments from the first decade of the 1700s. During this decade, Stradivari reverted his making style back to the Amati `Grand Pattern´ model: some of his most celebrated instruments come from this period. Andersson´s violin is a successful interpretation of these so-called `Golden Period´ instruments.
The violin has a two piece back of medium-flamed maple, the figuration descending from the centre joint. The two piece front is of even, straight-grained spruce which widens slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is golden brown in colour, laid over a lighter golden ground. The scroll is particularly attractive and an excellent demonstration of Linus´ fine craftsmanship. The violin is in original mint condition and has subtle, intelligent antiquing. It has a length of back of 354 mm.
How does it sound?Tonally, this is a generous violin: it has a warm sound which invites the player to explore its various moods. It is extremely even across the strings and feels reliable to play.
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