ESTATE OF PROFESSIONAL VIOLINIST, PHILADELPHIA ~ NO RESERVE
VERY FINE, RARE
For your examination is this absolutely beautiful American
violin by Massachussetts maker Alcide Helie. It bears Helie's
original, handwritten label and is dated 1920. This is an
extraodinary handmade violin with a powerful voice.
Examine the photos and listen (and watch) this impressive
instrument being played. I believe this is a very important violin!
Listen to it being played in the video posted below.
Video Sound Sample...
Watch and hear this violin being played...
(To hear these samples, double-..)
This video clip is shot on my inexpensive Casio digital camera in video
mode. There is absolutely no enhancement of the sound whatsoever
...no special microphones, no computer alteration, no studio effects.
The piece being played in the video is Wienawski's Scherzo Tarantella.
The player is a violin student who welcomes your comments. Enjoy!
The timbers used in this violin are absolutely magnificent,
old specimens. The back is carved from unusual old
American ribbon ~ birdseye maple. The top is a
really fine example of old Spruce tonewood.
This is a special instrument with powerful sound