This violin, has the appearance of a French violin, but is probably German. Francois Guillmont was likely a tradename used by Ernst Reinhold Schmidt, a German luthier who lived from 1880-1926.
I’ts a great violin for an advanced student.
It has a beautiful one-piece back with gorgeous flamed maple. The sides and neck match. The modeling is fine, and the styling appears French, and it has an aristocratic aire about it.
There is a little bit of varnish damage on the top and near the butt of the back. There are no cracks, or repairs to this instrument, and this instrument is in excellent condition for a violin that is 100 years old.
This violin has a strong even tone, and doesn’t sound too sharp even though it is loud.
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