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Quality European tonewoods
The Wessex Violin Company expertly select their materials. It's a key priority since the wood is the foundation for a violin's acoustics. Luthiers prefer the sound quality of Balkan Maple and this is what makes up the two-piece backs of the V series of violins. Each bit of Maple is expertly selected and matured for over ten years to produce the best results. Then comes the matching. The company do not pair just any combination but make sure they work well together. The Bavarian Spruce to go with the Maple is also of high quality, being graded and hand-selected. Once carved, the woods are left to settle for at least twelve months, so they are hardened and refined by the gradual warming of the English summer. This slow pace of work is a rare level of patience which allows the wood to reach its full potential.
The Wessex violins glow in their honey-coloured shade. This tone shines through even beneath the varnish as the 12-month ageing process allows the wood to take on this distinctive colour. Traditional techniques dating back 300 years in the English school of violin-making are the basis for the company's oil varnishing. It is built up in layers to bring out a rich colour. The varnish is a warm, chestnut brown over the gold base, combining to create the optimal richness. Play a violin that dazzles.
Professional setup and configuration
After putting this much time and care into their wood, The Wessex Violin Company make sure to configure and setup their instruments to the same high standard. On this V series violin, the fittings are made from the finest European Boxwood, shaped in the English pattern. For a fast playing-quality, the fingerboard is made from West African Ebony. The smooth texture of Ebony is the classic choice under your fingers. The tight grain is durable, which is important as the part of your instrument which will be touched the most. The Wessex Violin Company source their bridges from an experienced, quality-focused company like their own. The V violin's Despiau bridge is a high-grade piece made by a French family business, who recognised that the perfect bridge shape could help the violin-maker enhance an instrument's acoustics. This makes a quality addition to this refined violin. These sophisticated components are strung, tested, and adjusted by experienced luthiers. Your violin is ready to play right away, at an exceptional quality.
Larsen Virtuoso strings
High standard strings bring even greater quality to this strong sound. When designing and developing this series, the aim was to set a new standard of strings for the violin. Using an innovative synthetic core with only moderate tension, the string is capable of producing a richly nuanced sound with remarkable projection to give this robust violin an even more full-bodied strength in performance. Larsen has produced a consistently reliable string with fantastic playability and great string response.
Your premium violin will look right at home in this luxurious case. The wooden structure with a 3-points Air Suspension System offers advanced protection. A gorgeous interior is revealed as you open your case, meaning your violin's varnish will be maintained in exceptional condition with the navy velvet microfiber lining. Your violin will be secure wherever you go thanks to a dual-mechanism lock.
Musing C2 bow
Create a large, clear sound. The C2 bow is designed to combine a lightweight feel and a clarity of tone to help develop accurate intonation. You'll build all sorts of skills with the C2, as its precise feedback and perfect balance point means you'll learn the best bowing technique. Carbon options give you strength and flexibility with the same rich resonance of quality wood. You'll feel confident taking this bow anywhere and with a classic frog you get the freedom to hold your bow just the way you like.
The Wessex Violin Company
This home-grown company has quality in its bones. The Wessex Violin Company produce immaculate ranges of string instruments, refreshing a tradition of English violin craftsmanship. The company takes its responsibility to string players seriously, feeling pride in the fact that you can trust a Wessex. Only after thorough testing, tonal adjustment, and a detailed examination do they allow their label to be put inside these premium instruments and write their Certificate of Authenticity. Only worthy instruments get the title of a Wessex violin.
Body & Bridge
- Top: Selected Bavarian spruce
- Back: Lightly figured Balkan maple
- Side and Ribs: Lightly figured Balkan maple
- Bridge: Despiau B grade bridge
- Finish: Golden-Amber finish
- Back Length: 356mm
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Balkan maple
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Tuning Pegs: Boxwood standard English model
- Tailpiece: Boxwood standard model
- Top Nut: Ebony
- Chin Rest: Boxwood Guarneri
- Strings: Larsen Tzigane
- Includes: Negri violin case and Musing C2 bow