Jean Baptiste Vuillaume French
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Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875) is considered to be the finest and most important luthier of the nineteenth century. He made over 3,000 instruments and carried out many experiments including a giant three-stringed "Octobass" which stood over 11 feet high.
Description: Spruce top in 2 pieces with medium grain widening toward the sides; 2-pieces maple back with figure descending toward the sides; matching maple ribs; neck possibly not original; pegbox grafted to neck; orange-brown varnish.
#Allegro ma non troppo from String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51 by Antonín Dvořák performed by the American String Quartet: Peter Winograd ("Antonius" violin 34.86.1), Laurie Carney ("Francesca" violin 34.86.2), Daniel Avshalomov, viola, and Wolfram Koessel (cello 1984.114.1) May 17, 2012 for the American Musical Instrument Society
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