a few musicians can afford a masterpiece of the golden period
of italian violinmaking. This doesn't mean having to give
up one's dream of an excellent sounding instrument. Many
have been made to compare old Italian and good modern instruments,
and they show us that a brand new violin can sound as good
as a 300-years-old one.
studying of golden period violins has yielded information
and knowledge, that is now used by instrument makers in
a matter of taste whether one wants an old looking instrument
or a modern looking one. Fascination for antiqued violins
is just as understandable as a liking for glossy new varnish.
brought to the surface of a violin brings a beautiful extra
aspect which strikes ones eye by the first look.