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Virtuoso (Guadagnini model)

The finest premium aged European tonewoods are reserved for Nicolo Gabrieli Virtuoso violins. Highly skilled European master luthiers prepare these instruments to achieve exceptional tonal characteristics even before the Gabrieli Shop in the States further refines, graduates and play tests each instrument, honing each to perform to its individual potential prior completion. Hand applied pigment colors and their own proprietary varnish enhance the beautiful tonewoods, and final set up with Despiau bridge and Pirastro Evah strings on the violins, and D’Addario Helicore on the violas, contribute to their extraordinary performance.

Just as Guadagnini sought to achieve the overall tonal balance of the Strad and a degree of the projection of the Guarneri, this, too, is the objective of the Nicolo Gabrieli Shop, striving for in their Guadagnini model violin — a perfect balance of tone and projection suited to the high level orchestral player, but capable of serving as a chamber instrument and solo instrument as well.

Structure

Top
Aged premium European spruce
Back and Sides
Aged premium flamed European maple
Neck and Scroll
Seasoned flamed European maple
Graduation
Yes
Finish
Layered Spirit/Oil Varnish
Fingerboard
Ebony
Purfling
Inlaid purfling
Nut Saddle
Ebony
Shape
Guadagnini
Country of Origin
USA

Key Features+

Pegs/Machine Heads
Ebony
Strings
Evah Pirazzi or Maker's choice
Bridge
Despiau Two Tree or Maker's choice
Tailpiece
Ebony
String Adjusters
Wittner E-string
Adjustment
Nicolo Gabrieli Shop

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