STAFF PICK: Shawn C. recommends this violin within its price range!
This 4/4 Charotte violin has a sound that is mellow, sweet, and smooth.
It bears an interior brand that reads:
CHAROTTE A PARIS
The back of this violin is formed from a single piece of quarter-cut maple, marked by a very attractive, highly irregular flame, which slants downward from the treble side. The wood on the ribs and scroll is similar to that of the back. The grain of the two-piece spruce top is straight and narrow, and slightly wider on the bass side. All of the previous peg holes have been bushed.
The instrument is covered with a warm, medium brown varnish, over a pale gold ground. This instrument is in very good repaired condition.
Length – 35.9 cm
Upper Bouts – 17.2 cm
Middle Bouts – 11.3 cm
Lower Bouts – 20.1 cm
Mellow, complex, smooth, sweet.