This violin has a rich red-brown varnish shaded to the golden ground. Guastalla’s varnishing technique reflects his mentor’s influence: the intense color and high quality and texture of the varnish are characteristic of Scarampella. The back is made from two pieces of medium flamed maple with some interesting irregular patterning on the lower bout. The sides and scroll are of similar wood, and it has a two piece top of narrow to medium grain. The violin has a rich, sonorous tone and is in very good condition.
Inventory #: 82/61