An Italian Violin by Mario Bedocchi, 1931 - heavily repaired
Full, warm, playable
Italian luthier Mario Bedocchi first trained as a carpenter before studying violin making. Primarily apprenticed under Ettore Siega, this Venetian influence is evident in his instruments. This instrument is a lasting example of Bedocchi's well-regarded work.
Following some unfortunate damage, the violin has been heavily repaired and is fully reinforced. It is in excellent playable condition considering the heavy repairs.
The back is formed from two pieces of quarter cut maple, with medium-narrow flame. The grain of the two-piece spruce top is straight, narrow, and even. The instrument is covered in a lovely warm brown varnish, with shading and antiquing that reveals a beautiful pale amber ground.
This violin is comfortable and easy to play. The quality craftsmanship of the violin is evident in the tone having held its own despite repairs and reinforcements. The full, warm, and even sound in all registers has sustained.
The interior printed label reads: Mario Bedocchi Fece 1931 in Reggio - E. The violin is fully set up and ready to play.
Upper Bouts: 16.7cm
Middle Bouts: 11.4cm
Lower Bouts: 20.9cm