The back is made of two pieces of highly figured maple, the curl slightly descending from the center joint. The ribs, neck and head are of the same wood. The violin is based on a JTL Stradivarius model. On the head and the ribs can be found a black chamfer, as often in the french school of the time. The oil varnish is of an orange-brown color on a golden ground.
The violin is in an extraordinary mint condition, almost like new! It still retains its original rosewood pegs in new condition, and even its original bridge fire branded JTL!
An extremely rare condition, really. The violin has been entirely revised and set-up, including a new tailpiece & chinrest and Thomastik Dominant new strings set. On the inside back can be found the 3 original JTL labels, one for "Geronimo Grandini senior", the second for the virtuose series, and the third near sooundpost which is a generic Jérôme-Thibouville-Lamy label.
The violin is guaranteed 100% authentic. The recording of this instrument will be available at the end of January.
The violin comes with a new rectangular case. JTL Grandini violin, Virtuose series. The item "A FINE OLD ANTIQUE FRENCH JTL VIOLIN GRANDINI VIRTUOSE SERIES MADE CIRCA 1940" is in sale since Thursday, May 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "ames-anciennes" and is located in Toulouse.
This item can be shipped worldwide.