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Instrument Type: Violin
Bow Type: --
Maker: Douglas Cox
Description: Douglas Cox received his early training at the State Violin Making School in Mittenwald, Germany in the late 1960's. He spent ten years as head of the repair department and chief restorer for the firm of J. Bradley Taylor, Inc. in Boston, servicing the finest instruments in the New England area. Since 1981 he has devoted himself to making fine new instruments. He continues to stretch his making abilities and understanding of what makes violins work by building close copies of unusual and noteworthy master instruments. Since 1981 Doug has built more than 700 instruments. His instruments have received awards from the Violin Society of America and are played by artists in a wide variety of musical settings around the world.
The violin bears the facsimile label “Antonio Stradivarius Cremonenfis Faciebat Anno 1685”. It bears on the treble side the label “Douglas C. Cox, Battleboro, Vermont, 2011, #760” and is branded and initialed on the inside. It is styled after the “Guyot” violin by Antonio Stradivari. It is built of well aged North American grown wood. The back is cut on the slab from one piece of New England maple with medium-narrow flames descending slightly towards the bass side. The ribs are cut on the quarter of maple of narrower flame than that of the back. The neck and scroll are made of faint, medium width flame. The table is two pieces of Englemann spruce from British Columbia of even, very narrow growth. The varnish is of an orange-brown color over a golden ground and is shaded and imitated. Back length: 357 mm.
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.