A Violin by Luiz Amorim
Copy of Joseph Guarneri “del Gesù” Stauffer, Zukerman, 1734
This excellent replica of Guarneri Del Gesù was made by the genius hands of a master maker. With a deep understanding and study of the original instrument, Luiz handcrafted this Violin almost as a sibling of the original one, thinking of two twin violins that were made and lived side by side. The highlight of this violin definitely is the lovely patina that covers the whole instrument with elegance. More
"This instrument represents a very important snapshot of Guarneri development towards his most personal and characteristic models. The F-holes shape and the model outlines already indicates a very innovative understanding of the instrument dynamics and concept, yet to be even further undergone. To be able to study it deeply in person allows one to learn so much about his work and about the natural aging marks such a fine violin can earn considering its great condition." The Stauffer, 1734 is from an earlier period of ‘del Gesù’s’ life. The body of the instruments is very Strad style since it was a period in which Guarneri was still under the shadow of Stradivari. Luiz likes to say that this violin has a strong character, with thicker edges resulting in a bold style. For Luiz the perfect purfling inlaid is its highlight. Luiz was inspired to make a copy of this instrument since it is being exhibited at the museum just next to us, and he has already had the opportunity to see, touch and study this instrument several times. It’s not a commonly copied model the ground color, and the beautiful wood chosen by Guarneri at that time caught his attention.
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