Tone qualities: Tenor, dramatic, dark, rich, sonorous
Varnish: Wine red
Strings: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi
Fittings: Rosewood pegs, ebony fingerboard, wenge tulip tailpiece, ebony Kaufmann chinrest
Information: This antique 4/4 size violin was made in Mirecourt, France in 1927 and contains a label stating "H. Emile Blondelet / Luthier a Paris / Grand Prix 1922 Marseille". It is also branded to the interior back and the external lower rib, and contains the handwritten serial number P.80.
Considered by the firm of Jerome Thibouville-Lamy to be one of their top soloist models, this Blondelet violin is beautifully made and has been kept in excellent condition for nearly 100 years. It has substantial depth and boldness of tone, well suited to the concert hall.
If a case or bow is required, we have a selection available in the studio.
4/4 H. Emile Blondelet violin (1927)
- Wipe down the violin with a soft dry microfibre cloth after each use to minimise rosin build-up on the varnish.
- Keep the violin in a protective hard case when not in use, to avoid accidental damage.
- Avoid subjecting the violin to sudden or excessive changes in temperature/humidity, to prevent cracks forming or the glue dissolving.
- If tuning the violin via the pegs, check that the bridge remains at a 90 degree angle and has not been pulled towards the fingerboard. Very carefully tilt it back to the original angle if required.
- Contact us to have the violin serviced if you notice any of the following: pegs difficult to turn, fraying or sticky/grainy strings, unusual changes in sound, excess rosin/dust build up (either on or inside the instrument). It is recommended to have the violin serviced annually to avoid any long term issues.
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