Violin by Matthew Fenge, Yorkshire, 2012
About Matthew FengeMatthew 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 violinThis 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.
ConditionThe violin is in original mint condition.
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