STAFF PICK: Julia M. recommends this violin within its price range!
This violin features a handsomely figured one-piece maple back, sides and scroll, and a textured spruce top. The chamfers of the scroll and the joints of the ribs at the corners have been highlighted with black paint. The instrument has been finished with a lightly shaded dark red-brown varnish. The violin is in excellent condition. The neck is particularly small and slender, making it very easy to play.
This violin was made during the time that Lena Fischer was working for the violin makers Loic and Véréna Le Canu in Caen, France.
About the maker:
Lena Fischer is the daughter of Wolf-Dieter Fischer, second generation master luthier and managing partner. After initial training in her father’s workshop, Lena completed a three-and-a-half year apprenticeship at Mittenwald School of Violin Making between 1996 and 1999. After graduation she worked at luthiers and achetiers Millant / Le Canu in Paris and Caen where she gained valuable knowledge in French violin and bow making. In 2005 Lena recommenced her studies in Mittenwald and completed her master graduation with the honor of the Master Award of Violin Making by the Bavarian State Government. In 2009 Lena Fischer has succeeded her father as member of Bavaria’s Master Craftsman Board of Examiners. Besides taking care of the studio’s day to day business, Lena makes violins, violas and cellos.
Length – 35.1 cm
Upper Bouts – 16.2 cm
Middle Bouts – 11.3 cm
Lower Bouts – 20.4 cm
String Length- 32.7 cm
Bright, sweet, responsive, even, easy to play.
I’ve played this violin for the last several years. I received many remarks about its beauty and sweet tone.