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Gustave Villaume Nancy 1941 No. 462 Violin

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Gustave Villaume Violin, Nancy, 1941 No. 462

Maker: Gustave Villaume

Story: Renowned French luthier Gustave Villaume is celebrated for his attention to detail and exquisite instruments. His violins are known for their exceptional sound and beautiful craftsmanship, making them highly sought after by musicians and collectors alike. This particular violin, made during the challenging times of the early 1940s, is a beautiful example of French violin making.

Tone and Character: The Gustave Villaume No. 462 violin showcases a focused projection and a uniquely complex tone. A sheen of bright harmonics balance its darker resonance, ensuring sustained power and projection. This instrument exhibits masterful responsiveness and deep dynamic versatility, handling delicate touches and bold attacks with equal finesse. Its direct and articulate sound under the ear translates to a focused projection and rich core.

Overview Description: Crafted during the challenging times of the early 1940s, the Gustave Villaume Violin Nancy 1941 No. 462 is a beautiful example of French violin making. The uniquely complex and powerful sound presents the player with a versatile palette. Villaume’s exceptional craftsmanship is both heard and seen in the details of this instrument, making it a pleasure to perform with in any professional setting.

Condition: The Gustave Villaume Violin Nancy 1941 No. 462 is in near mint condition, exhibiting minimal aesthetic wear from performances. It features the maker’s signature across the label and the workshop stamp "Gustave Villaume A Nancy" beneath the nose. The top plate displays a beautifully consistent grain under its red-tinged varnish, complemented by a pristine, holographic flamed maple back.

 

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