Peter White – #268 Violin
Violin Model #268 was recently completed at Antonio Strad Violin. Peter White, our resident violin maker, produced this very beautiful violin with golden highlights and a reddish brown central area near the bridge.
Violin Model #268 was recently completed at Antonio Strad Violin. Peter White, our resident violin maker, produced this very beautiful violin with golden highlights and a reddish brown central area near the bridge. The combination gold, red, and brown varnish, gives this instrument a very distinct classical look, as if it were made centuries ago. It is fitted with fine boxwood accessories. White believes that any up and coming violinist will love the sensitive qualities of this violin. The ribs and back are back are superior maple pieces cut and stored by Glenn Gaudin who lives in Maine.
Peter has a long history of using American spruce and maple. He believes that the flame on the maple is vibrant and takes the varnish very well. The top on this violin happens to be one of the nicest pieces of European spruce available to makers. The violin is soft and pleasing to play. While it projects properly, the beauty of this violin is the balance and the ease with which it can carry a melody with great sensitivity. This is a violin for advanced students who wish to play in an orchestra or in advanced classes at a university.
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.