The "King Joseph" Guarnerius del Gesu is one of the stars of the Fulton collection - a 1737 instrument so famous that it is the subject of a monograph by Chicago violin experts Bein & Fushi. This instrument was reported to be the first Guarnerius del Gesu to come to America. This amazing violin is considered one of the nine finest Guarneris in existence. The 1737 King Joseph is unusual as it has a one-piece back made of slab cut wood. It is similar in shape to the "Stern" and "Joachim" which were made in the same year, but the King Joseph's workmanship is more disciplined.
Reproductions of the 1737 King Joseph are available in the STV 750, 850, 950 and 1500 models by Scott Cao. All models of Scott Cao Violins are professionally setup and ready to play. Click here to learn more about the differences between the Scott Cao violin models.
Scott Cao King Joseph Measurements:
|Back Construction:||One Piece|
|Body Length:||35.7 cm|
|Upper Bout:||16.5 cm|
|Center Bout:||10.9 cm|
|Lower Bout:||20.4 cm|