Plowden Guarneri


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The 'Plowden' Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesu", 1735.
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The Plowden Guarneri is from Guarneri's elegant middle period. It has a compact back length of 351mm, and shows dramatic wood and thick red varnish.

The Plowden tone is smooth and velvety, with a touch of reediness that gives presence to the sound. The low arching helps give this violin depth and ease of response.

Francois Denis has analyzed and recreated the underlying proportional design of the Plowden and Titian violins (see Two Forms, Strad3D)