Stradivari Dickson Cobett violin

Instrument description

This violin is based on the Antonio Stradivari Dickson Cobett violin made in 1703.
For the top I used and old italian spruce with thin grain. I made ribs, back and scroll with East European maple.
(spruce and maple are aged for more than 20 years, therefore very stable and light).
Fingerboard and nuts are made from ebony coming from Africa.
Pegs, tailpiece and chinrest are made with rosewood.
It’s been varnished with an oil based varnish made with pigments and natural rosin.
This instrument is not been made as a copy, but as a mere interpretation of the original model.

Original instrument description:

Labeled, “Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1715”

Back: One-piece marked by a broad curl descending from right to left

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 355 mm

Upper bouts: 165,5 mm

Middle bouts: 109 mm

Lower bouts: 210 mm

Here you can see the Antonio Stradivari original violin:

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