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Reuning & Son Violins is excited to announce our expansion to New York City

Located just steps from Carnegie Hall, our new showroom offers clients the chance to explore our world-class selection of instruments and bows from the convenience of midtown Manhattan. In addition to our experienced sales consultants, Christopher Reuning is available for appraisals, certificates of authenticity, and advice on selling your instrument.

Our New York showroom is available by appointment only. Please call 617-262-1300 or email info@reuning.com for scheduling and location information. We look forward to seeing you in our new home away from home!

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We are pleased to offer an exceptional violin by

Antonio Stradivari Cremona, 1690
“Theodor”

Throughout the decades of the 1660s, 1670s, and 1680s, Antonio Stradivari largely followed the grand pattern of his presumed teacher, Nicolo Amati. As Amati advanced in age, Stradivari eventually took over his position as the violin maker to royalty and wealthy individuals throughout Europe. Although Stradivari gradually evolved his stronger and flatter arches and bolder edges than Amati’s, it was not until about 1690 that he began to experiment in search of a significantly more powerful sound.

From 1690 to 1692, Stradivari made about a half-dozen violins that maintained the same harmonious Amati shape but in larger overall dimensions. The “Theodor” at 36 cm is the smallest of this group and is just 5 mm larger than the violins of the 1680s – but the difference in sound is significant. It has the same lush and complex qualities of his earlier work, but acquired a new power and strength that his later violins became known for.

Please inquire about other instruments by Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesù".

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