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Ashot Vartanian Workshop Violin, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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A fine violin by a respected American maker. It possesses a rich and complex tone, well-balanced for a variety of genres, and will perhaps find its best home in chamber music and recital. Two-piece quarter sawn maple back of narrow flaming descending slightly from the center joint. Spruce top of medium width grain. The varnish is orange over a golden ground.

Price: $6,000

Size: 4/4

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Ashot Vartanian

Ashot Vartanian

Mr. Vartanian joined the SHAR restoration staff in 1996 after serving on the restoration staffs of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the International School of Violin Making in Cremona, and working with such noted luthiers and restorers as Giobatta Morassi, Giorgio Scolari, and Vahakn Nigogosian. Mr. Vartanian is a respected and honored maker who has received international recognition for his mastery of the luthier's craft by being awarded Laureate and Diplomat prizes at competitions in Poland, Bulgaria, Moscow, and Cremona. In 2010, he repaired a Carlo Bergonzi violin from Henry Ford's personal collection to prepare it for exhibition and concert at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.