477 M Couturieux
Late 19th or early 20th century violin labelled M. Couturieux 1888. Good Mirecourt violin, made with top woods and workmanship. These instruments are consistently good, and I get them whenever I find them. This one is warm, rich, responsive - a great trad fiddle.
Condition: A separation in the rear seam has been repaired and a small section of edgework has been replaced. Both repairs are expertly done and stable. Otherwise just dings and scratches, as to be expected.
Set-up: New rosewood pegs and chin rest, new sound post and Aubert bridge, new Wittner tailpiece and Helicore strings.
Price, including a new case and bow: €1700