Violin by Matthew Fenge, Yorkshire, 2012

Violin by Matthew Fenge, Yorkshire, 2012

About Matthew Fenge

Matthew graduated from the violin making and restoration course at the Leeds College of Music and then went on to start a successful business making and restoring violins in Yorkshire. In 2013, he moved the business to Ankara, Turkey, where it continues to thrive. Matt has a brilliant eye for instruments and an extensive knowledge of historical makers, meaning that his own instruments are always extremely well-observed copies of antique instruments.

About the violin

This violin is inspired by the late violins of Stradivari. A must see for anyone who enjoys contemporary violins! The length of back is 356 mm.

The violin has a one piece back of attractive maple and a two piece front of narrow-grained spruce with a slight wave to the figuration. The varnish is a beautifully luminescent golden brown colour.

How does it sound?

Tonally, the violin is relatively extrovert and very expressive: it would be ideal for Romantic and C20th repertoire but works well no matter the requirements. It has a big sound and is easy to play.


The violin is in original mint condition.

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