Testore Label Violin-Composite instrument
This interesting Violin is labelled Carlo Testore, while having nothing to do with this maker, it is still a very charming and attractive instrument.
The top plate clearly old, and possibly Italian, has been given a new life by an unknown maker, who made the artistic decision to carve a new back plate, ribs, neck and scroll from walnut.
While unconventional in nature this instrument rewards the player with deep beauty of sound, and projection.
If you are looking for an instrument with an ‘old sound ‘ while looking to save on outlay, this instrument is definitely worth your consideration.