SHAR's master restoration and repair expert, Vartanian worked at the Bolshoi in Moscow and the Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria in Cremone in the late 1970s. His wealth of experience informs his choices for models, archings, graduations, and varnishes.
A fine violin by a respected American maker. It possesses a rich and complex tone, well-balanced for a variety of genres, and will perhaps find its best home in chamber music and recital. Two-piece quarter sawn maple back of medium flaming descending from the center joint. Spruce top of narrow width grain. The varnish is orange-red over a golden ground.