The "Il Cannone" Guarneri 1742 Violin Copy offers a powerful projection to the professional musician. This violin's two piece figured maple back produces a balanced, open resonance that's ideal for soloist musicians. The ebony fingerboard has a comfortable playability that won't wear over time, so you can perform for years with confidence in your sound. The ebony fittings have a strong, firm grip that is consistent in all weathers and humidity changes. The Guarneri's hand applied oil varnish provides a classic aesthetic that matches the subtle decorative features.
Nearly New: This product may have been opened for quality control purposes, returned by a customer, refurbished, or may have non-essential parts or software missing. Otherwise, the product operates as new. This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a two-year warranty.
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The Il Cannone violin model originated from an unlikely source. The Italian violinist Paganini lost his instrument to gambling, and was given a seemingly substandard model by luthier Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri. Paganini loved the instrument so much that he used for the rest of his life, keeping it in perfect condition. The violin later became widely recognised for its exceptional playability and comfortable feel. The loud projection and open resonance makes it ideal for soloist players, whilst its ability to play fast also assists with scaling the higher frets.
The use of maple and spruce is a tried and tested combination used in superior quality violins. This combination produces a focused, powerful sound with plenty of body and tonal warmth, which will only improve over time. The woods are hand selected based on their age and narrowness of grain, before being hand carved for a sound and appearance full of heritage. The distance between the grain affects the resonance of the instrument, with a narrower grain resulting in a more responsive, full bodied and weighted sound with a strong tonal core. The maple back and sides help provide a hard-wearing violin that works with the narrow grain spruce, to provide a unique instrument with incredible response, projection and full tonal body.
Larsen's aim was to set a new standard of strings for the violin. Using an innovative synthetic core with only moderate tension, the string is capable of producing a rich nuanced sound with remarkable projection. Larsen has produced a consistently reliable string with fantastic playability and great string response.