Repaired back soundpost crack
Giovanni Batista Morassi is considered one of the premiere modern Italian violin makers and a central figure in the growth of contemporary Cremonese making. Born in 1934, Morassi studied at the Cremona school from 1951-55 later becoming an important teacher there. Over the years his instruments won ten gold medals at international competitions. Morassi died in 2018 and his workshop continues under his son and nephew. This cello is tonally outstanding, responsive and an easy playability.
The Vissenaire family of makers established in 1823 with Louis I. Louis Nicolas started as a professional violinist and took over his father's business with his brother in 1880. His work is highly regarded for exceptional workmanship and excellent tone quality.
Georges Chanot ranks as one of the best of the 19th. Century French makers after Lupot and Vuillaume and his work is in great demand. This is an excellent example of this master's work. The tone is full and warm.
The firm of Gand & Bernardel was formed by Charles Nicolas Gand and Ernest Bernardel in 1866 and became one of the most important violin firms in the World. This beautiful violin is a fine example of their work and has a brilliant, direct tone quality.
Georges Cunault studied with Sebastien Vuillaume before establishing his shop in Paris in 1880. He is considered one of the best Parisian makers of his time.
Théodore Husson studied with Mougenot in Mirecourt before joining the workshop of Émile Bonnel in Rennes where he worked for most of his career. This fine violin is labeled Bonnel but is signed internally by Husson and dated 1889. This beautiful violin has a powerful, responsive tone.
John Aschow was one of top makers in the San Francisco area during the first part of the 20th century. The Aschow shop was continued until 1969 by his son. This violin is an excellent example of John Aschow's work.
Paul Bailly studied with J.B.Vuillaume and Gaillard before embarking on a career in major capitals in France as well as London and America, finally establishing his Paris workshop. He won numerous awards and medals for his work. This exceptional violin has an exceptionally responsive tone with great character.
Born in 1907, this excellent maker worked in Berlin and Hamburg before settling in Hohendorf. This violin is in perfect condition and has a brilliant, responsive tone.
Gustave Bazin was a member of the famous Bazin bow making family. He worked with important violin makers such as Emile Laurent and Collin-Mezin before returning to Mirecourt making instruments in the Parisian style.
Over the years we have been able to offer several Edgar Russ instruments. He is considered one of the most important and respected makers in Cremona.
This large Dynasty of Markneukirchen makers (38 in all dating from the late 1600s) were among the most important of the Markneukirchen makers. This beautiful violin has an elegant fleur d'lys in each corner.
Although not well known, Ghode was a fine maker, as evidenced by this violin.
Beginning in the latter part of the 19th century, William Lewis & Sons in Chicago was one of the most important violin shops in the world. Their instruments labeled Gustav August Ficker were always of highest quality and this excellent violin is one of their finest.