Violin by Victor Audinot, Paris, 1939
About Victor AudinotAlso known as Audinot-Mourot, Victor Audinot was the son of Mirecourt luthier Charles Audinot. The young Audinot trained under François Chardin and Télésphore Barbé before moving to Paris in 1913.
From his Parisian workshop, Audinot trained 5 of his 6 sons in the art of violin making. The workshop was greatly renowned for is high quality, in particular for an excellent copy of the Hellier Stradivari.
About the violinThis violin was made in Paris in 1939 and is modelled after the instruments of Guadagnini.
It has a two piece back of strongly-flamed maple with ribs and scroll to match. The front is two pieces of book-matched spruce and the varnish is golden-amber in colour.
The violin has a length of back of 353 mm.
How does it sound?This is an extremely classy instrument! It has a relatively wide sound and somehow has a patient character: the sound is unlikely to spoil and the violin responds cheerfully no matter the risks you take.
ConditionThe violin is in excellent condition and bears its original inscription.
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