Warm, sweet, carrying, open
George Wulme-Hudson was born in 1862 in St Pancras, London and trained as a violinist at Guildhall School of Music. He is considered one of the most important early 20th century British luthiers and is referred to as “the second John Lott,” a fine copyist of old Italian master instruments. He was initially self-taught and later trained with luthier Thomas Jacques Holder. Wulme-Hudson was very prolific, crafting more than 800 instruments as both an independent maker as well as for Edward Withers’ prominent London shop.
This violin is a 1743 Gagliano model with golden, red-brown varnish. It has a two-piece back with beautiful, pronounced flame. This violin has a mature, sweet sound and a robust lower range. This would be a fantastic instrument for orchestral and chamber playing. This violin is in excellent condition.
Inside label reads: Nicolaus Gagliano Filius Alexandri fecit Neap. 1743, Second label reads: W 2618
Length: 35.8 cm
Upper Bouts: 16.6 cm
Middle Bouts: 11.3 cm
Lower Bouts: 20.5 cm