Violin By Rodolfo Fredi, Rome 1941
Count Rodolfo Fredi was born in 1861, the son of maker Fabio Fredi, and worked in Rome until his death at 89 in 1950. There are 450 known examples of his violins with the earliest example dating from 1885. His models were typically based on the Stradivarius pattern. He is known for his fine execution of detail and for the excellent quality of his workmanship – a skill passed on by his father. He always used good quality woods from either the Tyrol or the slopes of the Abruzzi mountains.
This fine example is typical of his work and has a two piece back of maple with a strong medium curl descending across the back from the joint, the ribs are of a somewhat less pronounced curl, the pegbox and scroll of medium curl.
The two piece front is of a medium grain pine.
The varnish is of an orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
FECE IN ROMA
- Length of back 356mm
- Width upper bout 168mm
- Width centre bout 113mm
- Width lower bout 208.5mm
Please note that the condition report lists all repairs that have been historically undertaken. The instrument is, however, offered in a fully restored condition and has been fully and professionally setup in our workshops. Any repairs have either been conducted by ourselves or fully inspected and the quality of the repair verified by our workshop. No further repairs are required.
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