Violin by

Michele Deconet
Venice, 1781

This late-period violin by Michele Deconet combines the influences of such Venetian predecessors as Matteo Goffriller and Pietro Guarneri with certain characteristics of Santo Serafin. By this time, Deconet had decided to leave behind the narrow-model violins that had predominated in the previous decade to concentrate on making broader and bolder violins such as this fine example.

Likewise, the sound is broad and full while maintaining the qualities one expects to hear in a fine Venetian violin.