Fine old, probably French violin, made c1887, labeled Fait par Paul Blanchard, a Lyon en 1887, with No119. In a very good shape for it's age , signs of intense professional use, some small old and very good repaired cracks (but nothing close to critical areas), varnish seems retouched some time ago (see photos). Very good and massive but also sweet tonally sound and excellent power, very good projection, ready to play, length of back - circa 35.8. Fully ready to play professionally, setup is quite new, fully functional, new EVA PIRAZZI strings, no need to check by luthier and to make investments in nearest future. We recently tested it in a big Symphony Hall and of course it was able to fill that room easily.
The sound itself is wonderful, very balanced and with very good projection. Usually prices are double or triple higher by luthiers. The item "Fine violin probably French c1890, labeled Paul Blanchard -check video" is in sale since Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "kalku24" and is located in Jurmala, Riga. This item can be shipped worldwide.