Matteo Crotti violin, Regio Emilia, Italy 2021

SKU: C559

Matteo Crotti is a prolific and versatile modern Italian luthier, who trained and worked under several prominent Italian violin makers, including Marco Piccinotti, before setting up his own workshop in his hometown of Reggio Emilia. This distinctive violin is boldly but cleanly made, with a striking, dark red-brown oil varnish, beautifully flamed maple and a close-grained belly which, along with generous arching, produces a full, warm, energetic and projecting tone that is also capable of subtlety and character.