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Hermenegilde Chamberland Violin 1972

This violin was made in 1972 in Newport, Vermont by Hermenegilde Chamberland.  It is modeled after those made by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy.    This is Hermenegilde's 28th violin.  He and his brother Arthur worked together as violin makers, having learned the trade from their father in Quebec before they moved to Vermont.  The violin's varnish is a beautiful red/brown color over gold ground, with a fine network of crackle throughout, highly desired by the French in their varnish.  The two-piece spruce top of is of very fine straight grain, and the two piece maple back is highly flamed.  The instrument is in excellent condition and has a wonderful resonance with a warm lower range coupled with a singing upper range.  Response time is rapid and the instrument projects very well in a large hall.  Price is $3500 USD.


Hermenegilde "Minny" Chamberland ca. 1950





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