Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Please listen to this video with headphones for best result! An excellent old German 18th century master violin - Antonius Widhalm 1781. Third son and pupil of Leopold Widhalm. Buchstetter at Regensburg, whose business he took over in 1771.
Early work closely modeled on Stainer with Italian influence. Fine craftsmanship with dark transparent red-brown varnish over a dark ground.
Repair label by Willibald Kreuzinger. Dated 1905, later repair by his daughter Inge Kreuzinger in 1953. All former repairs were revised and reenforced in our workshop. Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!
Nicely carved scroll and accurately double inlaid purfling. T his beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams.
The table is finely grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthier and our violin player on playability. It received new ebony ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece & chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings. These are new German silver wound steel core strings with good projection, easy to play while allowing rapid finger performance.
We use these strings on mostly all of our violins to provide a comparison of the tonal qualities of each instrument in the videos. In any case a new owner should consider higher quality strings of own personal preference to enhance the full character of this violin!Good old German quality violin in immediate playing condition! Great sound - Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Total 59 cm / 23.2", body 35,3 cm / 13.9", vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13, weight 504 gr / 17.8 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask, or/and - as we sell a lot of different violins - we would recommend to do a bit of internet research Google / Wikipedia etc. About makers, models and prices.
Please be aware, that mostly all violins we offer are old and in used condition - it might differ from instrument to instrument, but each violin will probably need personal settings to suit your individual needs.. We´ll pack your violin for max. Safety at transport with the bridge laid down. PLEASE CHECK FEEDBACK FROM OUR BUYERS! Among our numerous customers are many professional violinists, collectors, dealers and repeating clients from all over the globe - just READ WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US!!
For our other selected premium violins, violas and bows as well as for more information about and around old violins please visit our website! Please also see our other listings - we currently offer several old violins. The item "OLD GERMAN MASTER 18th C VIOLIN WIDHALM 1781- video ANTIQUE 185" is in sale since Wednesday, April 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "old-violin-international" and is located in Lisbon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.