The varnish is of an orange-brown color on a golden ground. Léon Mougenot belongs to the few number of the very talented Mirecourt makers of the first half of 20th century. The violin is in a beautiful condition. The instrument is ready to play. The violin has been entirely revised and set-up, including a new tailpiece, a new chinrest, a new sound post, a Despiau bridge and Thomastik Dominant new strings set.
The gold olive pegs are original. On the inside back can be found the original label of Patenotte, "Instruments pour solistes Louis Patenotte, Maître luthier, 1938 n° 240". The violin is guaranteed 100% authentic. We can propose a certificate after the sale for a little supplement if you are interested.The instrument comes with a new rectangular case of quality. The violin has a deep, mature and very warm sound, with a good projection and power, and is responsive and easy to play. A fantastic french concert violin that will allow you the most complete repertory. A fine antique french violin made by Léon Mougenot, 1938. The item "FINE OLD ANTIQUE FRENCH VIOLIN MADE BY LEON MOUGENOT FOR PATENOTTE, 1938" is in sale since Monday, January 21, 2019. 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.