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Only the finest materials
The Wessex Violin Company take pride in 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 XV 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 - they 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.
Gold level setup and quality configuration
XV series violins have components to live up to their wood's high standards. Each part complements the distinct sound quality of the Wessex XV violin. Ebony fittings ensure quality pegs and a firm fingerboard in your hands, for a fast playing-quality. The Wessex Violin Company source their bridges from an experienced, quality-focused company like their own. The XV violin's Despiau "Two-Tree" 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.
Musing C4 Classic bow
Create a large, professional sound. The C4 classic bow is designed to combine a lightweight feel and full-bodied sophisticated tone. Carbon options give you strength and flexibility with the same rich resonance of quality wood. The C4 classic has stainless steel fittings, for extra durability, and a classic frog to give you the freedom to hold your bow just the way you like.
Larsen Tzigane strings
Larsen Tzigane strings are the perfect companion to the XV violin. They offer a reliable sound to naturally bright string instruments, creating the ideal balance with warm, mellow tones. Their full sound, even on the E-string thanks to its unwound nature, projects the reach of this bold violin even further. The instrument is strung with a gold level of setup so that the violin is ready at optimal playability by the time it reaches you.
Negri Venezia Case
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 burgundy suede velvet microfiber lining. Your violin will be secure wherever you go thanks to a dual-mechanism lock.
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: Two Piece Narrow Grain Bavarian Spruce
- Back: Select Two Piece Carved Flamed Maple
- Side and Ribs: Select Carved Flamed Maple
- Bridge: High Grade Despiau "Two Tree"
- Finish: Layered Chestnut Brown traditional oil varnish
- Back Length: 356mm
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Fine West African Ebony
- Tuning Pegs: Swiss Model, Ebony with Gold Diamond Inlay
- Tailpiece: French Model, Ebony with Gold Diamond Inlay and Black Fret
- Top Nut: Ebony
- Chin Rest: Teka Model, Ebony with Standard Barrells
- Strings: Larsen Tzigane
- Includes: Negri Venezia Violin Case and Musing C4 bow