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Stefano Trabucchi S5220 Violin, Cremona, 2016

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A Stradivari pattern violin made in the modern Italian style by Stefano Trabucchi. Complex, dark and subtle tonal qualities, making this an ideal violin to be auditioned by a chamber artist. The back is of one piece of quarter-sawn maple of narrow to medium width flame, descending slightly from left to right. The top is of medium-grained spruce. Varnish is in the modern Cremonese style, orange-red over a golden ground.

Born in 1970 in Sondrio, Italy, Stefano Trabucchi has established himself as one of Cremona’s leading masters. A graduate of the International School of Lutherie at the young age of 18, Trabucchi opened his own shop at age 22, after four years of apprenticeship. Inspired especially by the work of Stradivari, Trabucchi’s instruments exhibit the same refined workmanship, attention to detail, bold wood selection and attentive varnish work.

Learn more about: Italian Violin Making Tradition

Price: $19,000

Size: 4/4

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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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