Angela Moneff 2007, #3
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This stunning new violin was very recently handcrafted by Mrs. Angela Moneff in 2007. Angela is among Eastern Europe's finest luthiers, and surely one of Bulgaria's best female makers.
The mellow, rich and warm tone is soothing yet powerful. The tone is maturing daily with play and will improve greatly with time.
The violin has a stunning one-piece back finished with a firey orange red Italian spirit varnish. It is equipped with fine hand carved almondwood fittings and Evah Pirazzi strings. It is branded on the inside and accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity from the maker.
SOLD to customer in Ottawa, Ontario - Other Moneff Violins available
We now include shipping to US and Canada [returned instruments from trials: buyer pays shipping].
"I just wanted to thank Rhiannon for her EXCELLENT customer service! She was knowledgeable, fair and quick to respond. It is nerve-wracking choosing a violin from the internet (our first time), but she made this experience pleasant and worry-free.
"THEN, SHE DID SOMETHING UNEXPECTED: she advised me to look at the Angela Moneff violin from Bulgaria as well. This turned out to be a beautiful bench-made (by a woman!) Guarneri-style violin from the Kazanlak region or "Rose city" of Bulgaria. The beauty of this instrument: it will STILL IMPROVE with constant playing over time! [My daughter's] teacher quickly noted that the sound was NEW but also recognized that it would open up with constant playing. Since my daughter practices 2 hours or more a day, we look forward to this remarkable instrument improving in the coming months. [See attachment for our detailed review.]
"Thanks to Rhiannon's keen sense of matching the instrument to a player (even when we're SOOOO far away), we ended up buying a Moneff violin. If you are a serious violin student looking for great tone, clarity & projection from an instrument with the potential to open-up and do even greater things with time.... in addition to getting a good overall value, you should try the Moneff."
- Fe, Spring Hill, Florida