Steffen Nowak, Maker of fine Violins, Violas and Cellos in baroque and modern style
Violin after the Strad 'Viotti -Bruce' of 1709
An anniversary violin celebrating 300 years of one Stradivaris' great violins, a golden period model of classical proportions and design. The original Violin is now part of the impressive London RAM collection. Formerly a concert violin of the Italian virtuoso Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824) who was largely responsible for creating awareness in the European concert halls for the superiority of this Cremonese master. Having been privately owned and rarely played for close to 200 years it is today one of the best preserved Stradivari violins in existence. Also with most of the delicate varnish coating remaining intact and some spectacular materials used it is as much a visual treat as it is for the ear.
The wood selection for this model was governed by aesthetic as well as
acoustic ideas: a firm Bosnian maple back of a deep figure with matching sides,
a straight grain split Alpine
spruce front with superb classical characteristics.
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