The following instrument is listed on clearance due to a slight cosmetic defect which does not affect playability or sound in any way. Our in-home trial program, 45-day money-back guarantee, and lifetime warranty continue to apply to all clearance instruments.
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The Antonio Giuliani Violin is a truly beautiful and unique instrument. Made from very choice maple and spruce tone woods grown in cold, high climates, each Giuliani violin has its own stunningly tiger-striped flame across the ribs, back, and scroll of the instrument, highlighted with a warm, rich reddish-brown varnish. The violins come strung with resonant steel-core D'Addario Prelude Strings.
Professional setup and extremely detailed finish work on the Giuliani is done with utmost attention. More time is spent on the final carving of the top plate, which greatly improves sound quality. Similarly, more time is spent in the precise placement and fit of the sound posts and bass bar, both made with high-quality spruce, to enhance the resonance of the instrument. As a result, the violin is very comfortable to hold, offers excellent playability, and is extremely responsive to the most subtle nuances of musical expression.
Finishing touches include gold-toned decorative eyes on the fittings (including the tailpiece, pegs, and end button) that give the violin both elegant character and visual appeal. The use of mother-of-pearl inlay adds value to the instrument as it involves a traditional technique of inserting both metal and iridescent shell into the wood and smoothing the surface of the piece.
The Antonio Giuliani Violin is both a truly beautiful work of art as well as an instrument that is invigorating to play because of its wonderful sound and playability. Players describe its sound as sweet, strong, projective and dark.
The complete Antonio Giuliani Violin Outfit comes with the following: