Violin - Edgar Russ, "Edith Steinbauer", Cremona 2013
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This violin has already a nice history. I made it between 2012 and 2013 using a specific maple from Bosnia which I purchased during my very first years of violinmaking in the 80'. Very nice large flames and a extremely compact wood structure which already during the process of carving revealed an extraordinary result.
Once finished in the white, I prepared the wood with a protein preparation to avoid that the amber oil varnish penetrates into the wood. Just as the Great Makers used after 1686. Since I am using this protein wood preparation I hear that my instruments have a better focus especially in the beginning of every tone.
Indeed this violin has been sold to the first violinist Edmond Basha of Geneve´s United Nation Orchestra. At the moment Edmond decided Guarneri or Stradvari he has been quite insecure and decided in the very last moment to choose the perfect Stradivari sound. Years later he showed up again and got his rough and full of character Guarneri.
I am very happy that I can show you now on search of your dream instrument how the sound is actually changing of a new instrument and what it can become after it has been played for over six hours for a few years.
Open and powerful!
Listen here when Lena Yokoyama plays it here in my studio in Cremona:
All instruments I offer here on my webshop are physically existing and available here in my workshop in Cremona, Italy.