Linea Macchi, Guarneri "Ole Bull"


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Since the Ole Bull Celebration in Bergen, Norway in 2010 this particular Guarneri del Gesú violin became even more famous. It is probably one of the very last violins made by Guarneri before he passed away exactly the same year in October, as it is signed on the label inside, 1744. For the same reason very likely the entire violin is extremely imprecise and everything else than symmetric. But probably exactly this matter makes it one of the most loved ones from my customers.

Its sound is strong and surprisingly big for such "small appearing" violin shape.

A great Italian sounding instrument. 

General information regarding my Linea Macchi:

The belly, back, ribs and head are hand made by expert makers that Master Russ knows personally and appreciates for their skills.

The critical areas of the instrument construction that present greater difficulty are personally worked on by Master Russ in his workshop in the centre of Cremona, in Via Macchi. This ensures that the instrument will have acoustic qualities of the highest levels.

Master Russ establishes the criteria for the correct thicknesses and measurements for the belly, back and the other elements that have a fundamental impact on the instrument sound for every instrument. These include the placement and shaping of the bassbar, the correct positioning of the neck joint in order to ensure a balanced sound across the four strings, and a perfect set-up that guarantees the best sound possible for every individual instrument.

Finally, following antique traditions, the varnish can be either antiqued or in the non-antiqued Cremonese style.

Linea Macchi satisfy the needs of professionals.

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