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Roberto Collini Violin 'Scarampella', Cremona 2016

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A stunning reproduction of a Stefano Scarampella violin, from the respected Cremonese maker Roberto Collini. This violin has a rich, brilliant tone, with fine projection. Very clean and precise workmanship, typical of Collini. The gorgeous back is of one piece of fine maple, with medium grain, configured diagonally, with visible but subtle tool marks. The top is of medium straight grained spruce. Tastefully applied antique Italian-style varnish in orange-red over a golden ground.

Since graduating with highest honors from the International School of Violinmaking of Cremona, Roberto Collini has established himself in Cremona since 1983. Adding a bowmaker diploma in 1986, Collini is one of Cremona's most respected makers. Continually honing his considerable skills via training with established Italian masters, Collini has become well known for consistently being awarded top prizes in violinmaking competitions over a period of many years.

Violin Lot# F1 S5235

Price: $20,000

Size: 4/4

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Country of Origin

Italian Violin Making

Cremona: The Birthplace of Today's Violins

The origins of the violin were likely rooted in India or the Far East. In fact, musical instruments that are played with a bow appear in centuries-old paintings and pottery from many different civilizations. But there is no doubt that the violin we recognize today originated in mid-1500 Cremona, Italy, more specifically from the hand of Andrea Amati.

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