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Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castel for sale at Bridgewood and Neitzert London
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988
Baroque violin by William Castel for sale at Bridgewood and Neitzert London

Baroque violin by William Castle York 1988

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After graduating from the Newark School of Violin Making, where besides learning the basics of violin making and repairing, he became interested in the recognition of instruments made by the old masters, and their differing styles of work.

On qualifying in 1982, he moved to north Germany to join the workshop of Geigenbau Machold in Bremen, which had a worldwide reputation for restoration work.

Besides learning the finer points of fitting up, tonal adjustments and restoration, he had the opportunity to work on and study many of the classical Italian instruments which passed through the shop. Studying these instruments made him realise that it was not an absolute precision of execution but the expression of intent, combining an understanding of shape, proportion, and a mastery of technique which made them so special, both visually and tonally. It was this understanding which is the basis of his own work.

 

The back in two matching pieces of maple of medium curl ascending across the back from the centre joint, the ribs of similar curl. The neck, pegbox and scroll of almost plain maple. The front in two pieces of spruce of fine grain in the centre broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of rich red-orange colour on an amber ground.

Labelled

William Castle

York 1988

Length of back 350mm

Width upper bout 158mm

Width middle bout 109mm

Width lower bout 107mm

Additional information

Weight 3.2 kg
Dimensions 83.5 × 31 × 19 cm

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