Maple Leaf Strings "Duke of Cambridge" Bench Copy Violin
Duke of Cambridge Violin
Stradivarius Bench Copy 1740
As a copy of a transitional period Stradivarius, hints of his “grand” style instruments begin to emerge from the long pattern of his Golden Period. Though not completely transitioned, at an age of 81, Stradivarius began moving towards the wider and shorter pattern shift that begins to become evident in the rich, orange-red varnished original that this instrument mimics.
Though the original was purchased from Stradivarius by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, which established its distinguished provenance, it is also well known for other historical reasons. After being stolen from the Bott Family in 1894, it re- surfaced in 1900 after being bought from a pawn shop for only $4.
Professional Stradivarius graduation pattern producing a bright sounding tone
• Deluxe Ebony pegs, Guarneri chinrest and tailpiece with Wittner single fine tuner, and Aubert 7 bridge
• Thomastik Dominant strings
• Master level quality hand-applied oil varnish with a simulated authentic antique style
• Fully hand-carved, highly figured, Grade AAA seasoned Russian spruce top and maple back that have been dried for 5+ years
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