Holstein Bench Cannone 1743 Violin

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The Holstein Bench Cannone 1743 Violin is inspired by the "Il Cannone" violin made in 1743 by Guarneri Del Gesu. This violin is benchmade (handmade by one master luthier) and comes in two different varnish options; antique varnish, and modern Italian varnish, inspired by the old masters.

The Holstein Bench Cannone 1743 Violin is setup by our Master Luthier and undergoes our famous 10-point inspection before it's tested and shipped.

The Paganini violin, known as "Il Cannone" (the Canon), because of the power and sonorous quality of its tone, was of all the instruments owned by Nicolò Paganini his favorite. Made by the renowned Cremona violin maker Guarneri (known as del Gesù) and considered one of his masterpieces, the violin has distinct features that set it apart from modern instruments, including a slightly shorter and thicker sound box, and a markedly curved neck. Its tone is distinctly bright, yet full.

Holstein Bench Cannone 1743 Violin Specifications:

  • Antiqued Italian oil varnish or modern Italian style varnish 
  • Aged select Russian spruce and select maple sourced from high altitude forests (Aged 100+ years, dried 20+ years)
  • Highest quality hill-style boxwood fittings (Antique varnish model) or ebony fittings (Modern Italian varnish model).
  • Highest quality ebony fingerboard
  • Titanium fine tuner and tailpiece adjuster / gut
  • Deluxe Aubert Mirecourt French-made bridge (or Despiau 3-tree)
  • Strings depends on what we think works best with the specific violin
  • Methodical production process with plate tuning technology
  • Comes with a Fiddlerman FC100 quality oblong case

Original "Il Cannone" Dimensions:

Length of back: 35.4 cm
Upper bout: 16.8 cm
Middle bout: 11.1 cm
Lower bout: 20.7 cm 

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    You can request this violin on an In-Home-Trial, or request a personal video. If you can't decide between two models, we can record and send a comparison video for you to pick and choose. Chat with us, send us an email, or give us a call (800-595-0592) for a professional consultation.

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    Dominic Schmid

    What a violin!

    I've had the Cannone for just over a month now and wow is it great. The low end is dark, the middle projects well, and the high end just sings so sweetly. I almost dead ending my practice sessions because I have to put the violin down. I can't wait to hear it in 6 months when it's fully opened. Also, the service I received was just top notch. The set up for the trial was quick and painless. The violin arrived quickly and only required a little tuning, but what violin doesn't need tuning? Honestly, just 5 stars for everything. I'll be recommending this shop to all of my students.

    Nestor Munoz

    Lovely Instrument! You won't be able to put it down!

    I recently had an in-home trial Holstein Il Cannone, to see their quality of sound and get a feel for a good quality instrument-- and I was Amazed! the sound is Dark, Mellow, yet not muddy-- powerful and sweet in the high parts, and dark and very rich in the low parts. The more you play it, the more you want to keep playing it! the sound develops as you play it and it feels like its speaking to you back :) I honestly 100% recommend this instrument! especially from fiddlershop! the people at fiddlershop are very heart-warming and caring and will take the time get you the right instrument for you. I couldn't recommend this enough!


    I got my 'il cannone

    I got my 'il cannone 2 months ago and I love it! Everything is perfect. The wood, the fingerboard, the back.. its a masterpiece and the sound is also lovely. I can recommend the Fiddlershop - the service is excellent! Thanks to Pierre and Michael.

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