Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 'a Paris
A better instrument cannot be found in our shop. This French made Vuillaume copy is a singing angel. Boasting very tight grain spruce on the top with wonderfully long and wide F holes. A stunning two piece back with the sharpest corners and most elegant arching. Up to the scroll we find a charming upward slant on the curl and extremely sharp lines. The scroll did break in the past and has received a double cheek replacement to make for a solid repair. Set up with a French Aubert De Luxe bridge, rosewood fittings, and Peter Infeld PI strings.
Typical to French violins, this one sings with a very sweet yet forceful tone, without being overly aggressive, unless you ask for it. What is lacking in the high register on the G string is more than made up for in the purity of the overall tone, just waiting for the right musician. This really is a violin that must be heard to be believed.