Pietro Guarneri of Venice

Today we take a look at a very special violin that we're delighted to have here for sale! 

This is a composite instrument: the front and ribs are by Pietro Guarneri of Venice, made in that city around 1740. The replacement back was made by Eugenio Degani around 1890, also in Venice. Pleasingly, Degani was a great advocate for the earlier Venetian makers and so the back is exceptionally sympathetic to the instrument. The scroll is by a third hand and was most likely added by Degani.

The trouble with an exceptional violin is that it's extremely hard to describe its sound without sounding as though we're exaggerating! We hope that this video gives a sense of how incredible this instrument really is...

For more information, please do take a look at the instrument page here