Peter White – #266 Violin
Violin model #266 is one of White’s most recent. This instrument is a copy of Antonio Stradivari’s famous violin, the Viotti of 1710.
Violin model #266 is one of White’s most recent. This instrument is a copy of Antonio Stradivari’s famous violin, the Viotti of 1710. Strad Magazine publishes full size posters of that very famous violin. White follows the original diagram to make the mound, and stick to all the precise dimensions of that particular instrument. In this case, White has antiqued the front almost exactly as it appears on the poster.
A professional violinist once played all of White’s violins believing that this was the best of the group. The instrument is very powerful and projects easily under the player’s ear as well as in a large concert hall. The oil varnish is White’s own home cooked recipe and gives the instrument a lustrous, yet soft look, all at the same time. Many people remark on the instruments beauty and its powerful sound. We believe a serious violinist would fall in love with this one of a kind 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.