Andrés Modesto Martinez Bilva, Violin 2012
It is our great fortune to feature this stunning violin by our very own Andrés Modesto Martinez Bilva.
Even though Andrés is now based right here in Pompano Beach, FL, this instrument was one of the first instruments he made while studying in Cremona Italy with Michele Dobner. Although he personally kept this instrument in his posession for the last decade, the instrument has rarely been played and is essentially still in brand new condition.
Andrés has increased his instrument production this last year, and it's time for this early work to be enjoyed and cherished by a deserving player.
The violin is also set up by Andrés. It's rare that violin makers also excel in the set-up process, but we are fortunate to have a true master in our midst.
- Stradivarius "Il Cremonese" Template
- Dark red brown with orange hues, Oil based Varnish
- Aged Italian Spruce top
- Bosnian Maple sides and back.
- Aubert Bridge
- Stradpet Titanium fine tuner
- Sacconi tailgut
- Guarneri Chinrest
- Supreme Ebony with Pearwood trim Fittings
- Pirastro Obligato (Optima Goldbrokat E-String)
This instrument is has a gorgeous tone: powerfully round and deep in the lower register, while sweet and brilliant in the upper register. It strikes a magnificent balance, responds with ease and feels great under the fingers.
- Quality Oblong Case
This violin is backed by our standard warranty and return policy, so you can shop with confidence. Ask about playing this instrumnet on an in-home trial.
Andrés is originally from Havana Cuba, where he started studying and working with antique furniture restorations in 1995. In 2003, Andres attended Luthier school and by 2010, was working as a professional Luthier. He also studied in Cremona Italy with various teachers. With over 20 years of experience in the fine woods industry and a fine eye for detail, he excels in setting up instruments, repairs, restorations, and making violins. Andres started working with us here at Fiddlershop in May of 2017, and has been a great resource for our local string community and our customers worldwide.
Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.