1737 Guarneri del Gesu pattern Violin

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1737 Guarneri del Gesu pattern Violin

5,750.00

Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri, del Gesù (21 August 1698 – 17 October 1744) was an Italian luthier from the Guarneri family of Cremona. He rivals Antonio Stradivari (1644–1737) with regard to the respect and reverence accorded his instruments, and he has been called the finest violin maker of the Amati line. Instruments made by Guarneri are often referred to as Josephs or del Gesùs.

Guarneri is known as del Gesù (literally 'of Jesus') because his labels incorporated the nomina sacraI.H.S. (iota-eta-sigma) and a Roman cross. His instruments diverged significantly from family tradition, becoming uniquely his own style. They are considered second in quality only to those of Stradivari but are also claimed by some to be superior. Guarneri's violins often have a darker, more robust, more sonorous tone than Stradivari's. Fewer than 200 of Guarneri's instruments survive. They are all violins, although one cello bearing his father's label, dated 1730, seems to have been completed by del Gesù.

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Serial Number 

LI  V 2014

Instrument

This violin is based on a pattern traced from a Guarneri del Gesu violin.

Wood 

Top: European Spruce; cut in 1983; air dried; 2 piece; 1-2 mm annual rings

Back: European Maple; 25 years air dried; 2 piece

Varnish

spirit fused with oil; Antiqued

Measurements 

Overall length:           59.5 cm                              Back length:                                35.5 cm    

Width upper back:          17 cm                           Rib HT at neck / end block:       29 mm / 30 mm

Width middle back:      12 cm                           Mensure (Stop):                            19.5 cm

Width lower back:     21 cm                             Vibrating string length:               32.6 cm

Neck length:                  13 cm                            Neck projection:                         26 cm

Distance between upper eyes of F-holes:         41 mm

Distance between lower eye and C-bout:             12 mm

Distance at center of sound hole to bass bar:  18 mm

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