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4/4 Violin, makers own design - £2,150

4/4 size, back length 354mm, build on own, contemporary design following traditional Geometric design principles. Full arching to back and belly, designed to give a softer, rounded tone with excellent response in the lower register but retaining brilliance and power on the A and E.
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A excursion into designing my own outline and body style using proportional geometry as described by Leslie Wyatt (Strad article) and the arching curves developed using a system of curtoid cyclic geometry as described by Quentin Playfair. Both geometrical systems combined to give a (relatively) high arch, reminiscent of Jacob Stainer instruments, thus giving a rich and mellow tone, perfect for chamber music or intimate settings. Completed in 2011