Nice Old - PIERO BADALASSI - Labeled Violin
.. This beautiful violin is strung and it is in a good playing condition. - There are one visible PAST REPAIR: 2 inch long left saddle crack - holding fine (under the chin rest). I do not see any cracks, openings, or issues with this violin. Violin exibits minor scuffs, scratches, and dings here and there - all usual for an old, used instrument. I bought this violin from music teacher's widow in hope to start playing it. I had it checked out and set up with new bridge, and strings; and was told that it is high quality constructed violin with "linings inserted into corner blocks" This violin sings, and will make an accomplished player very happy. The sound is sonorous, full and mature. When played, it develops delightful ringing overtones that fills a large room. The violin is responsive with a large dynamic range, and is very even across the strings. This violin has a very voluminous, round and open tone that will not be drowned by an orchestra.
.There were no documents of any kind in the old fancy leather case in which the violin was presented. I had to throw the old case away for it was falling apart, but violin will be packed well and boxed for safe shipping. Since I do not play the violin; I could not tell you about it' ... read more