Private Stock VSA Custom Guarneri del Gesu 1741 “Vieuxtemps”
Out of stock
**Individual award winning luthier work: multi award winning record for VSA tone and workmanship ( 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 )
**Gold medalist of A.N.L.A.I International violin making competition.
**Exact Copy of original 1741 Guarneri del Gesu “Vieuxtemps”
**40 yrs aged Italian spruce and Bosnian maple.
** Premium hand applied reddish oil varnish with golden brown “Cremonese” ground coat . Aubert deluxe bridge. Evah Pirazzi strings
“The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin built by the renowned Italian instrument maker Giuseppe Guarneri in 1741. One of the last built by Guarneri, the instrument gained its named after being by the French 19th century violinist Henri Vieuxtemps. The instrument was later used by Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, and has been sometimes called the “Mona Lisa” of violins for its craftsmanship, condition, and rich sound. In the summer of 2010, violin was offered for sale by Bein & Fushi of Chicago on behalf of its owner Ian Stoutzker. The asking price of $18 million, would, if met, make the violin the most valuable instrument in history.”…This “Vieuxtemps” violin is no bout one of the most characteristic violin made in Del Gesu’s golden period, a excellent design for virtuoso type usage: slightly shorter body length/neck that makes shifting and playing in higher register effortlessly. High arching and focused body pattern, huge sound box delivers fine concert type tone, no weak spot. Accurate copy of this historical famous piece.
The very finest tonewood material crafted by our award winning luthier ( 2012 VSA Silver Merit for tone ), in all effort to reduplicate the original 1741 “Vieuxtemps” del Gesu: 40 yrs old Italian spruce and Bosnian maple, attributes to the original including the antiqte wear pattern. Finest oil varnish ( 3 months drying time ) and Italian aged ground coat, for optimal visual as well tonal result.
A 1:1 “Vieuxtemps” del Gesu copy done in the most detailed manner, strictly competition level workmanship combined with highest graded tonewood and varnish. . Deep, open, bold voice in the lower register as the audio clip represents. Rich, complex and highly penetrating from mid to higher register. Authentic Guarneri voice that delivers a super fast, easy playability as virtuoso demands. Easy to push while taking great bow pressure, speaks with great strength and resonance. A superb example of recreation of old Italian master piece for virtuoso usage, made by award winning luthier, still at the price that working musicians can afford,
This is the “upgraded” version of our already popular Private Stock VSA, which have been used by professionals and serious collectors worldwide: now featuring even higher graded tone wood as well finer workmanship, by competition winning luthier at maker direct price.