Violin by Calum Thomson, Edinburgh, 2017
This violin has now sold.
About Calum ThomsonCalum is a talented Edinburgh-based violin maker who is particularly focussed on developing his own model for the instrument. An extremely diligent craftsman, Calum´s instruments are consistently great to play although each has a unique character. We expect the value of his instruments to rise as his name becomes more well known: don´t miss the opportunity to purchase one of the early instruments!
About the violinThis is Calum´s first violin, made in 2017 under the watchful eye of the luthier Neil McWilliam. This is an incredible first violin and we were delighted when Calum decided recently to make it available for sale. It is modelled after Stradivari, although Calum´s own interpretation can already be seen in the slightly Amatese corners.
The violin has a two piece back of fairly highly-flamed maple, the figuration descending from the centre joint. The front is two pieces of narrow-grained spruce and the varnish is amber in colour. The violin has a length of back of 356 mm.
How does it sound?This instrument is truly a first violinist´s violin! Although it is even and has plenty of warmth on the lower strings, there is an extra level available on the A and E strings. When asked, the upper register produces a brilliantly ringing, soloistic sound. A fantastic instrument for someone who really wants to be heard!
ConditionThe violin is in original mint condition.