Peter White – #261 Violin
Violin Model #261 is among the most attractive violins that Peter White has ever made. The back is a stupendous piece of quilted maple from Bosnia.
Violin Model #261 is among the most attractive violins that Peter White has ever made. The back is a stupendous piece of quilted maple from Bosnia. It was purchased several years ago from wood cutter Ondrej Sima, who sells the finest wood from his warehouse in Slovakia. This quilted maple back is a show stopper. Clients are immediately drawn to the beautiful wood and the slight antiquing.
The tone of this instrument is quite strong, but well balanced. Musicians find it easy to play in all registers. Any violinist who owns this violin will be the talk of the orchestra. Recently, violin makers in Cremona Italy, home of the famous maker Antonio Stradivari, have discovered the beauty of this specific quilted maple. Peter freely admits that though the violin is light, the maple back is the hardest wood he has ever worked with. Perhaps this accounts for the wonderful tone of the violin.
Peter White has won many gold medals in American contests for his violins, violas, and cellos. He has also won a gold medal for his detailed copy of Andrea Amati’s 1560 violin and viola. This award was given to him at the first International Competition for Antiqued Instruments in 2010, Cremona, Italy. Most of White’s education in violin making was done under Jan Pawlikowski in Krakow Poland, and through short internships in other European violin shops.