Ivan Stankov 2014/2015, #1
This magnificent instrument is made after the famous "Canon" violin by Giuseppe Guarnerius del Gesu from 1742.
The genuine Guarneri violin was the favorite instrument of Niccolo Paganini, one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all times. Paganini named the violin "Il Cannone" (the Canon) for its prodigious sound. He bequeathed the violin to his native city of Genoa (Italy), where it still resides.
Stankov uses traditional Italian methods of construction, and select well-seasoned European spruce and Balkans maple tone wood.
The violin is finished with premium-quality pine-resin oil varnish skillfully brushed over a special coat of mineral ground following the method of England's David Rubio. Rubio developed this advanced varnishing technique after many years of studying the genuine violins of Giuseppe Guarneri and Antonio Stradivari.
The non-antiqued finish of this violin features a gorgeous warm orangy-red color of a stunning transparency and incredible optical depth. A stunning violin made by master Bulgarian luthier Ivan Stankov. This lovely violin is modeled after the Guarneri del Gesu ''Cannone" 1742 and the tone is remarkable.Two-piece back with beautiful bookmatched grain.
Evah strings, exquisite cocobolo fittings and very fine setup from the maker himself. Crafted in 2014, varnish completed in 2015 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria and includes detailed certificate with photos. Read Customer Testimonials
The warm, deep, clear, yet powerful tone is rich in nuances and beautiful ringing overtones making this violin a true solo instrument to be greatly appreciated by professional musicians.
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