Roger Hansell's copy of the 'Marquis de Corberon' by Antonio Stradivari 1726
This is one of the most remarkable copies of recent years. The wood itself took two years to source in the quality that the original Stradivari of 1726 demanded. The method of making involved much more flexible methods than normal modern making; this allowed us to include the many quirks and details which would have been lost very easily in any normal mold, rib, outline method of construction. We needed to retain control over all details of margin and purfling distance. We coupled this extremely fine woodwork with advanced varnishing methods to achieve a startling look and lovely responsive sound.