Full size, Charles Fetique violin (French, early 20th century – circa 1930), with original label inside.
This is a rich, sonorous instrument. A deep, round tone, that – like all good violins – does not make you work overly hard to attain. It has a darker, lush, round tone that professional players love – and great projection. We recently A-B’d this instrument against $5k+ violins in the area, and there was no comparison, this instrument was louder, more full, more round and full in the bass notes, and all around a stellar performer.
This violin would be a great student violin upgrade – for that aspiring violinist who is ready to graduate to, and enjoy, a better instrument than what's typically available in the $4-5K range, at a very attractive price.
And, the buyer will have the confidence of both a Letter of Expertise, and a professional appraisal:
• Certificate: Jean-Jacques Rampal, Paris, 2014.
(This is the letter of expertise, on this violin, from one of the top experts on French Violins, in Paris, France).
• Written, professional appraisal of the violin, done from personal inspection, from one of the top violin shops/experts in Texas (Jay R. Rury Violins, Dallas), with a valuation of $3,500.00
Both the above documents will be included with the sale.
The violin is in excellent condition. There are no sound post, or bass bar cracks.
It was professionally set up to play, by Blackerby Violin in Austin.
In a modern Tonerelli case.