Malcolm Collins violin #44, Upper Hutt 1998

SKU: S499

Malcolm Collins is one of New Zealand’s most prolific professional violin makers, and this early mid-period violin, based on a Guarneri model, is a very good example. The tone has a silvery, bell-like quality, with an attractive throatiness in the lower registers and a clear, projecting upper register. An oil-based, golden red-brown varnish is evenly applied over a lightly-scraped finish, giving the instrument visual complexity without any artificial “antiquing” work.