Violin by Finn Trucco, Edinburgh, 2018
This violin has now sold.
About Finn TruccoFinn is a non-binary, Scottish/Italian instrument maker, currently living in Berlin. They studied Guitar making at the former London College of Furniture, and violin making at the Newark School of Violin Making and Repair. Their favourite way to work is to have one traditional violin and one quirky, experimental violin on the bench at the same time. The latter works brilliantly for low motivation days, to bring the focus and excitement back to the bench. They joke that they're the only violin maker with their work in outer space, as they also work part time making glass components for satellites. When they're not in either workshop, they're probably on skates, (hopefully) scoring points as their Roller Derby alter ego Finn&Tonic.
About the violinThe violin was made in 2018 and is based on Stradivari´s long pattern of the early 1690s. This is a fairly unusual model and all the better for it!
The violin has a two piece back of medium-flamed maple. The ribs and scroll are of similar wood. The front is of two pieces of straight-grained spruce and the varnish is golden brown in colour, laid over a golden ground. The violin has been antiqued.
The violin has a length of back of 363 mm: this longer measurement is of course a key feature of Stadivari´s Long Pattern.
How does it sound?This violin sounds as it looks: characterful, interesting and above all very human! True to its model, the violin has a relatively dark sound and lots of power. The violin is very resonant and its confident sound lends itself brilliantly to relaxed, unrestrained playing styles.
ConditionThe violin is in original mint condition.