The violin was made after a Didier Nicolas Ainé model (Justin Derazey bought the Didier Nicolas brand after his death). The top is made of two parts of spruce, and shows wide grain lines. The back is made of a single piece of wonderfully flamed maple, the dancing curl horizontal.
The ribs, neck and head head are of the same wood, and original. Every detail shows a master hand in the purest french tradition. The f holes are nicely carved, the corners and edges are masterly executed, the purfling is neatly inlaid. The varnish is of a rich red-brown color on a golden ground, and shows a very nice patina.
The violin is in a very good condition, with just some wear on the varnish. The violin has been entirely revised and set-up, including pegs, tailpiece, chinrest, Despiau bridge and Thomastik Dominant strings. On the inside back can be found the fire signature of Didier Nicolas Ainé (A la Ville de Crémonne, Didier Nicolas Ainé), and also next to it on the linings the fire brand "A MIRECOURT". This mention, located at this place, indicates the work of Justin Derazey.
The violin is guaranteed 100% original and authentic. The instrument comes with a new rectangular case of quality.
The violin has a very noble mature, deep and warm sound, powerful and projective, a fine concert violin suitable for all repertories. You can listen & watch the violin being played by Roser. Antique french violin made by Justin Derazey after Didier Nicolas Ainé - YouTube. French violin by Justin Derazey after Didier Nicolas Ainé.The item "FINE OLD ANTIQUE FRENCH VIOLIN BY JUSTIN DERAZEY AFTER DIDIER NICOLAS CIRCA 1870" is in sale since Friday, August 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.