Charles Ervin Violins, Inc.

"We consider this instrument the finest example of Rugeri's work that we have seen."

-William Moennig, eminent violin expert, in his certificate of authenticity

"What a pleasure to play on this outstanding Ruggieri violin. The instrument is in marvelous shape, and it is one of the finest examples of the work of this master maker that I have seen. It would be a wonderful instrument for any major performer or serious collector. I am happy to recommend it!"

Brian Lewis
Professor of Violin
David and Mary Winton Green Chair in String Performance and Pedagogy
The University of Texas at Austin
Artistic Director
Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies
The Juilliard School

Rugeri Violin

Francesco Rugeri, one of the greatest Cremonese violin makers of the 17th Century, crafted this extraordinary classical Italian instrument in 1672.

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The two-piece back is broadly-flamed maple. The belly is very strong, medium-grained spruce. Based on the Amati Grand Pattern violins, this Rugeri Violin measures 355 mm (14") long. The upper bouts are 166 mm wide. The width at the lower bouts is 203 mm

Certificates include W. E. Hill and Sons (1936), Hart & Sons (1936), William Moennig Jr. (1959), and Rembert Wurlitzer (1965).

This Ruggeri violin is an aural as well as visual masterpiece. For power and tonal resonance, it compares with those of Guadagnini .

Charles Ervin Violins, Inc.

6508 Shoal Creek
Austin TX 78757
(512) 467-2277
(575) 613-5677

Website: http://www.ervinviolins.com/
E-mail: crervin@ervinviolins.com