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Jan Van Kouwenhoven 1990 Violin

Regular price $25,000.00 USD
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This exquisite violin, crafted by the renowned Dutch luthier Jan Van Kouwenhoven in 1990, is a superb example of modern violin making. Kouwenhoven's instruments are known for their excellent craftsmanship, outstanding tonal qualities, and elegant design. This 1990 violin exemplifies his dedication to creating instruments that resonate with both musicians and collectors alike.

The Maker and Story

Jan Van Kouwenhoven, a celebrated luthier from the Netherlands, has earned a reputation for his meticulously crafted violins. With a deep understanding of traditional techniques and a commitment to innovation, Kouwenhoven's violins are cherished for their rich sound and beautiful aesthetics. This 1990 violin reflects his skill and passion, making it a valuable addition to any musician’s collection.

Tone and Character

The Jan Van Kouwenhoven 1990 Violin is distinguished by its warm, rich tone and impressive projection. The instrument delivers a balanced sound across all registers, with a clear, sweet upper register and a full, resonant lower register. Its tonal character is both vibrant and expressive, making it ideal for solo performances as well as ensemble playing.

Description and Features

  • Craftsmanship: Expertly crafted using select tonewoods, featuring a beautifully aged spruce top and flamed maple back, sides, and neck. The intricate workmanship is evident in the fine purfling and precisely carved scroll.
  • Varnish: The violin is finished with a hand-applied oil varnish that enhances its visual appeal and acoustic properties, giving it a warm, golden hue.
  • Fittings: Equipped with high-quality ebony fittings, including the fingerboard, pegs, and tailpiece, ensuring durability and ease of play.
  • Bridge and Strings: Professionally set up with a finely carved bridge and premium strings, optimizing the instrument's sound quality and playability.

The Jan Van Kouwenhoven 1990 Violin is a masterful creation that embodies the finest elements of modern violin making. Its rich history, exceptional tonal qualities, and pristine condition make it a highly desirable instrument for any serious musician or collector. Whether performing on stage or adding to your collection, this violin promises to deliver both outstanding sound and lasting value.

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