This 4/4 Alessandro di Matteo violin has a sound that is clear, full, warm, and responsive.
It bears a printed label that reads:
Alessandro di Matteo
fece Cremona, Anno 2009
The back of this violin is formed from two pieces of quarter-cut maple, marked by a medium-narrow width flame, which slants slightly downward from the center joint. The wood on the ribs and scroll is similar to that of the back. The grain of the two-piece spruce top is straight, narrow, and very even.
The instrument is covered with a warm, medium brown varnish, over a pale brown ground. It is in excellent condition.
Length – 35.3 cm
Upper Bouts – 16.6 cm
Middle Bouts – 11.4 cm
Lower Bouts – 20.7 cm
Clear, full, responsive, rich, round, smooth, sweet, warm.