A beautiful antique pre-WWII violin in excellent condition with updated furnishings. This is quite a rare find, and in excellent condition for it’s age. The mature tone of this beautiful aged wood violin has been complimented with new rosewood furnishings and white pips in the tuning pegs. Sharp bee stings, solid one piece back, and the lack of cracks or loose seams display excellent craftsmanship.
Made in Japan with Italian influence, this violin was made anywhere from 1890 to 1920. Around 1890, the United States passed a law requiring all imported merchandise to be labeled with the country of origin. Products from Japan were labeled “Nippon” as this is the Japanese word for Japan. An update to this law was passed in 1920, that enforced these labels to be written in English, thus Nippon changed to Japan. There are three intertwined “S”‘s on the label as well, which signify that it was made by the Suzuki company. It is fairly common to see these labels removed or ripped off, so the condition of this particular one is impressive.
The violin is fitted with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Strings, with a Gold “E”. It comes with a hardshell case (not original). Bow is sold seperatly. Don’t pass this one of a kind instrument up! Checked by our in-house technician, the violin has few scratches near the bridge and some small pin prick dings in the finish. No major marrings, and in overall great shape for its age. Please see ALL photos to view cosmetic condition.
Size: Full (4/4)
|Dimensions||36 x 12 x 6 in|