A Beautiful Early JTL Violin, 19th Century, France.

There are but a few firms who one might claim have contributed to and shaped our industry as much as that of JTL, a powerhouse of craftsmanship operating from 1857-1968, which produced as many as 150,000 instruments, bows, and other products yearly at its height and employed over 1000 craftsmen. Their extensive catalogue and collections serviced every niche of the classical music industry, ranging from commercial instruments a child might start their musical journey on to definitive works still honored and sought after today by performers and collectors alike, as well as everything you could imagine in between.

This violin features many of the typically recognizable characteristics of early JTL production but in the most refined sense: Derazey inspired scroll, highly flamed one-piece back of 358mm in length, Stradivari pattern, etc., highlighting a fully developed style reminiscent of the Barnabetti models of the late 1860’s and 1870’s. Fresh fittings, new setup and equipped with Evah Pirazzi strings.

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