The back is made from one wedge of slab-cut maple. The ribs and the head are made from plain quarter-cut maple, the front from finely grained quarter-cut spruce. The instrument is coated in orange, translucent varnish. The head has a modern neck graft and the violin has modern fittings. Certain features of the "Habeneck", including the cut of the soundholes suggest the collaboration of Antonio's eldest son Francesco, who was aged 63 at the time.
Stradivari, Antonio [Person]
Royal Academy of Music Museum
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Cremona (Timezone: Europe/Rome)
- View the original record:http://www.ram.ac.uk/museum/item/25090