Violin by Rory Boardman, Donaghadee, 2020
About Rory BoardmanBased in County Down, Northern Ireland, Rory is a brilliant new maker. He learnt violin making with his father, Peter Boardman, one of Ireland´s most respected makers.
Rory´s background as an engineer lends his making precision and great conceptual strength, whilst his training as a Classical violinist ensures that his instruments never leave the bench until they´re playing their best!
About the violinThis violin was made in 2020 and is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari.
The violin has a two piece back of attractive medium-flame maple which descends towards the centre joint. The front is two pieces of very fine-grained spruce. The varnish is orange-red in colour, very similar to the Stradivari `Messiah´ which inspired this instrument. The violin is not antiqued and has a length of back of 357 mm.
How does it sound?This is a violin that rings especially well: there´s something very satisfying about the physical feedback that some instruments give you through the chin and shoulder rest! The violin has a vibrant character but is also responsive and easy to manage. Whilst it is even across the strings, this instrument has a particularly satisfying D string.
ConditionThe violin is in original mint condition.
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