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Del Gesu Cadenza 2017

Year: 2017

Back: Maple
Top: European Spruce
Neck: Maple


Antiqued oil varnish


Body length: 348
Bouts: 165, 111, 202
String length: 327
Stop: 193


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. Read more about this Freestyle approach