Number 6 body
My cello has the neck glued and is ready for some varnish. Next up is a violin I have to finish before my graduation exam.
A unique French violin made in Mirecourt during the 1800s.
JB Vuillaume- made in Paris during the 1800s, probably around or after 1859 this is a copy of the messi Stradivari, since Vuillaume had two or three main models he copied.
Vuillaumes instruments have been played by some of the finest musicians like Pierre Fournier. Hilary Hahns primary instrument is a JB Vuillame. She has spoken in interviews about how she doesn’t feel it is necessary for virtuosos to own million dollar instruments, and that the musician should get the instrument that best suits them. The highest price a Vuillaume has made was 262 thousand at an auction in London.
Authenticitys of Vuillaumes are often hard to achieve and many may be inaccurate. His shop had several makers and apprentices that made instruments under his label. But this one is indeed authentic and has had only 3 to 4 owners since Vuillaume. Vuillaume was the best French maker of the late 19th century.
theothertenebaum said: what are you listening too at the moment?
Nothing at the moment but I got high and watched wizard of oz while listening to dark side of the moon.
thecube42 said: I own a 2011 Jacek Zadlo viola (made in W. H. Lee's Chicago workshop!), 16.5", worth around $10K. It is awesome in every aspect: A nice balance of bass and soprano voice, easily playable (though I do have hands big enough for playing tenth scales on the viola), and beautifully antiqued.
I haven’t seen any models by that maker specifically but Bill Lee is running something pretty cool right now. They’re making a lot of instruments here in America.