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JB Vuillaume- made in Paris during the 1800s, probably around or after 1859 this is a copy of the messi Stradivari, since Vuillaume had two or three main models he copied. Vuillaumes instruments have been played by some of the finest musicians like Pierre Fournier. Hilary Hahns primary instrument is a JB Vuillame. She has spoken in interviews about how she doesn’t feel it is necessary for virtuosos to own million dollar instruments, and that the musician should get the instrument that best suits them. The highest price a Vuillaume has made was 262 thousand at an auction in London.
Authenticitys of Vuillaumes are often hard to achieve and many may be inaccurate. His shop had several makers and apprentices that made instruments under his label. But this one is indeed authentic and has had only 3 to 4 owners since Vuillaume. Vuillaume was the best French maker of the late 19th century.

gregbtracy:

JB Vuillaume- made in Paris during the 1800s, probably around or after 1859 this is a copy of the messi Stradivari, since Vuillaume had two or three main models he copied.

Vuillaumes instruments have been played by some of the finest musicians like Pierre Fournier. Hilary Hahns primary instrument is a JB Vuillame. She has spoken in interviews about how she doesn’t feel it is necessary for virtuosos to own million dollar instruments, and that the musician should get the instrument that best suits them. The highest price a Vuillaume has made was 262 thousand at an auction in London.

Authenticitys of Vuillaumes are often hard to achieve and many may be inaccurate. His shop had several makers and apprentices that made instruments under his label. But this one is indeed authentic and has had only 3 to 4 owners since Vuillaume. Vuillaume was the best French maker of the late 19th century.

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Bringing Stringed Instruments to Life with @jacobvdlippe

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“With a new instrument, the musician can actually shape the sound in the first years, making it an integral part in their way of communicating music,” explains Norwegian violin and cello maker Jacob von der Lippe (@jacobvdlippe). “Instead of doing repairs, I focused on making new right from the start.”

For Jacob, who took up cello at age eight, music has been a lifelong pursuit. “My parents were passionate about music, and encouraged my playing,” he says. At 17, he built his first cello as a school project. “From then on, I was hooked.”

“Being able to work with a craft merged with music was something that really appealed to me,” explains Jacob, who spent five years in Cremona, Italy—the violin’s birthplace—studying the trade. Fourteen years and nearly sixty violins later, Jacob’s creations have found their way into the hands of musicians around the globe.