This violin is new, but has the look of long service. It has a two-piece book-matched maple back displaying fine deeply optical flaming in chevrons descending from the center line to the outer edges. Ribs and scroll match. The top is of fine-, straight-grained spruce. The varnish is a medium light burnt umber over a golden base. Antiquing is a feature of this violin, and includes thinning of the color on the back to simulate shoulder, case, and hand wear, on the top the color has been removed through the golden base, down to the wood (the wood is sealed) to simulate extensive hand wear. The violin is modeled on a Stradivari design. Pegs, chinrest, and tailpiece are dark ebony with cream-colored rings and fret. A beautiful violin for someone who wants an instrument that looks older than it is.
Marcus Keller violin features:
– Solid spruce top, highly flamed maple back and side
– Beautiful Ebony fittings
– German Wittner tailpieces installation available (upon request)
– Hand rubbed oil varnish reddish brown to brown
– Tastefully, naturally antiqued
– Set up with Thomastik Dominant with LA Violin Shop carved French bridge.
– Trade in Value Guaranteed for upgrade some restrictions apply.
Since all the violins are unique, the violin may be little different from pictures (grains, varnish)
LA Violin Shop proudly presents instruments at their prime quality and playability, because each of LAVS’s Violin undergoes professional set-up process by four of our workshop luthiers.
Newly Fitted French Despiau Bridge will insure precisely measured string height for best playability.
Perfectly fitted bridge feet and sound post maximizes the tonal quality and volume of the instrument.
Careful adjustment of the sound post will bring out the best voice of the instrument.
Smooth Pegs and 4 Fine Tuner Wittner tailpiece upgrade will guarantee stress free tuning ability.
Fresh Strings and hand rubbed polish on each instrument will make sure we hand you the most clean and beautiful instrument that sounds as good as it looks.