John Juzek Violin Analysis

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The violin selected for this assignment is a John Juzek Violin. It is a beautiful handmade wooden full size (4/4) violin with a carved spruce wood top, a flamed maple back, and an ivory inlaid tailpiece. The violin is fitted with prelude dominant strings and an Aubert Bridge. The violin came with an accompanying German bow. The violin has a beautiful tonal quality lacking any dead spots in the sound while played in 4th (1st shift) position.
Some of the special qualities this violin possesses are, a beautiful curved shape and unique f-hole shape and position. The exterior of the body of the violin is hand rubbed with oil and varnish, leaving the body with a resilient sheen. The tailpiece and pegs are made of ebony, and are inlaid with diamond-shaped carvings. The pegs are movable and help
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Hirst, Ellen Jean. "Endeavor of Guesswork: Whether by Traditional or Technological Methods, Violin-makers Strive to Match Work of Old Masters." ProQuest. Chicago Tribune, 1 Jan. 2013. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.
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Hirst, Ellen Jean. "Violin Makers Strive to Copy Old Masters." ProQuest. Tribune Buisness News, 31 Dec. 2012. Web. 2 Nov. 2016.
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