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Brian Cohen, Violin Maker

Professional Violin maker, established 1972, constructing violin, violas and cellos to commission, both modern and baroque, in the classical Italian style.

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English Violin, transitional set-up. London, circa 1780

A good original English violin, of the London school probably Johnson, circa 1780. This violin has its original neck set onto the ribs, with a slight transitional elevation. Fingerboard ebony, scroll original, ungrafted, original ebony inlaid pegs and tailpiece. 2 piece back, unfigured, with golden brown varnish largely intact. Bass bar original, no major repairs at all on this instrument, with only one or two minor blemishes. This violin was recently in use for some years by Isabelle van Keulen. A chance to acquire a very fine condition English late baroque violin, with a good even sweet tone appropriate to its period, in good original playing condition. Price £3800

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