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J. F. Richmond Violin 1936

J. F. Richmond is listed as a violin maker in Claremont, New Hampshire, who worked there in the 1930s-1940s.  He is listed in Thomas Wenberg's The Violin Makers of the United States.  This violin is modeled after Guarneri del Jesu', the maker from Cremona, Italy.  It is in near perfect condition and was made with a high degree of craftsmanship.  The varnish is a beautiful ox blood red and is entirely intact.  The Sitka spruce top is of straight medium width grain.  The maple back is carved from a single piece of evenly and well flamed wood with the flames descending from right to left. 
The tone is strong with a warm bottom end and a soaring crystal-like upper end.  Projection is excellent and response crisp.
This violin is being offered for sale: $3200.









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