Del Gesu Cadenza 2017


Year: 2017

Materials
Back: Maple
Top: European Spruce
Neck: Maple

Finish
Oil varnish, antiqued.

Dimensions (mm):
Body length: 348
Bouts: 165, 111, 202
String length: 327
Stop: 193

Notes: This has all the critical dimensions of a Guarnieri Del Gesu but I improvised on the outline, cutting the corners and bending the sides by eye rather than using templates. I took the same approach with the f-holes, placing the circles by careful measurement but joining them freehand. The result is a slightly eccentric looking but fully functional, vibrant violin.