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Instrument Type: Violin
Bow Type: --
Circa: Circa – 1750
Maker: Tomasso Balastrieri
Description: BALESTRIERI, Tomasso Born circa. 1735, d.c.1790 Mantua Italy. Referred to himself on his labels as Cremonese. The likelihood is that he was born in one of the villages between Cremona and Mantua. The leading maker in Mantua, following Pietro Guarneri, Antonio Zanotti, and his presumed teacher Camillo Camilli. Through the greater part of his career worked in a slightly coarsened Cremonese style, with an authentic technique acquired through Camilli from Guarneri. A bold flat-arched Stradivarian model with a powerful sound. This particular violin was played by a studio musician for decades and is featured on dozens of movie soundtracks and part of hundreds of television and commercial soundtracks as well. This violin has had a well-repaired crack in the back below the soundpost which makes this a unique opportunity to purchase a fantastic Italian masterwork for a fraction of the typical retail cost. Sound is rich and penetrating. Body Length: 35.1 cm. Certified by Jim Warren of Chicago.
Terms: This violin is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this violin, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.