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A Violin by Francesco Bissolotti

Violin by Fracesco Bissolotti, Cremona, 1998

This Stradivari model Cremona violin was crafted by one of the most important 2oth century cremonese master makers. This violin exibhitis all the attributes of Francesco Bissolotti immense talented skills. In our opinion, its highpoint are the slightly worn and light coloured edges, that enlights its outlines and bring movement to the instrument design.


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37,000 EUR

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      This is the traditional contemporary cremonese violin by excellence. This violin shows off all the characteristics of the classical method, brought back to Cremona by Master Bissolotti in the second half of the 20th century, and reflects all the attributes of Francesco Bissolotti immense talent. The violin counts with stunning wood, very fine grain high-quality italian spruce top, deep flamed maple on the ribs, neck and scroll, and the beautiful single piece back.

      The instrument is all covered with the very characteristic shiny red-orange varnish that is present is almost all of Bissolotti's work, over a light golden-yellow ground colour that enhances all the beauty of the carefully selected wood. Bissolotti's high-level skills are notable on this violin prufling, carefully made, with very thiner darker lines that brings it's elegant essence.

      The scroll is carefully crafted, with a less deeper carving on the volute and the pegbox is round edged only on the outside, which complements its beauty and elegance with the sharp precise craft of the straight inner cut.

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      Francesco Bissolotti

      One of the most important names of the contemporary Cremonese School of violin making, Bissolotti formed generations of cremonese violin makers in the second half of the 20th century. With his own style, Bissoloti based his instruments in great italian masterpieces of the past, attentive to the modern makers legacy.Learn more

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        Back Length
        355 mm
        Upper Bout
        171 mm
        Center Bout
        114 mm
        Lower Bout
        211 mm
        String Length
        327 mm

        sound characteristics

        Bright, sharp and direct.

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        This violin instrument, influenced by the traditions of the great makers of Bologna, was crafted by the hands of a very experienced master. It is a great and rare example of Franco Albanelli´s style. In our opinion, the high point of this violin is the beautiful rich orange varnish and its craquelure.




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