***** Superb Old Antique Armando Altavilla Italian Labeled Violin *****
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***** Superb Old Antique Armando Altavilla Italian Labeled Violin *****:
.ARMANDO ALTAVILLA ITALIAN labeled Violin
Marvelous full size master violin.
The old label inside the violin reads :
fecit Neapoli 1933
(signed A. Altavilla)
(..33 in year is written by hand)
Violin Lenght: 589 mm
Body Length: 357 mm
Upper Bout: 168 mm
Center Bouts: 113 mm
Lower Bouts: 206 mm
Stop Length : 194 mm
Nut to Bridge: 328 mm
This violin exhibits many traits of finest Italian violin making tradition starting with well chosen tone woods: Two-piece back of bold, flamed maple is matched with sides and neck. The top is of beautifully shimmering fine to medium grained spruce. The workmanship of the violin is outstanding showing fine edges and corners and precisely inlaid purfling. Note beautifully shaped and executed "F" - holes, and nicely carved scroll volute.
Needless to say on the inside violin shows same attention to quality and detail: linings, contoured 4 corner blocks, and hand carved bass bar. The varnish is beautifully rich amber/ wild honey color; over golden ground.
Tone:This violin sounds marvelous with very opulent vibrant tone rich with timber. Beautiful dramatic resonant - Italian soprano color, clear harmonics, and great volume. Well balanced violin on all strings and up and down the finger board. The sound sustain is and projection great. This violin is suitable for highest level of professional violin playing.
THERE ARE SOMEVISABLE PAST REPAIRS:
-4 &3/4 inchleft of the saddle crack and another 7 & 1/4 right of the saddle crack.
these repairs are not so pretty, but they are holding fine.
THERE ARE NO OTHERVISABLE ISSUES.
- The violin exibits normal signs of use and age: some dings, dents scrapes and varnish ware.
The violin is in fine playing condition; being recently checked up, and adjusted. Violin has a new set of Pirastro Tonica strings.
This violin was passed down to me along with others from a family member who was serious violin collector and violinist in 50's and 60's. Since I didn't get any papers relevant to it's past; I have none to go with the violin.
This is a sale, with a very low opening offer; violin is to be sold: as is, and the sale is final. Please offer responsibly; make sure you want it, and you can afford this violin prior to offerding.
INCLUDED PICTURES ARE PART OF PRESENTATION, AND TO HELP YOUR EVALUATION.
There is an old case, but no bow coming with this violin.
Shipping in US is: $39 - The insurance for the violin is mandatory; and will be based on the final value, and added at the end.
Shipping worldwide by USPS express insured will be: $78
DO READ MY response, AND offer WITH CONFIDENCE!
Thank you, and GOOD LUCK!
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ARE WELCOME.
Prefered payment by: DIRECT PAY PAL INVOICE