The restoration of this beautiful, stunning and possibly the most pristine Hawkes and Son instrument on the market today has been a joy to do.
From a private collection in New Zealand for more than half a century, the original varnish had been unfortunately removed and an incredible thick two pack duco was applied to the whole entire instrument.
For the instrument to be returned to its former glory and brought up to modern standards we have spent over 12 months carefully detailing and varnishing the entire instrument.
Incredibly this instrument has almost NO cracks, just from one very minor crack in the lower rib which was repaired at the time construction.
It is almost unheard of to find an instrument from the early part of the 20th century with no belly or back cracks and the neck too is completely intact! There are no dodgy corner repairs... they are all original!
I was the first person to open this instrument since it was first build. And was privileged to see the original high quality workmanship. These instruments were definitely built to last. I have added a new fingerboard and reset the overstand at the belly to accommodate modern playing. The original bass bar, end pin, tailpiece and Machine Heads still remain. It even had the original sound post, but for tonal reasons this was changed.
And the result..... Fantastic big sound! Wow! This instrument would be at home in any orchestra or ensemble that needs a big bottom end! Feel free to message us for further information including internal and all other measurements. And certainly if you're in the market for something very unique and special, contact us....
Full Atelier Puglisi deluxe set-up, including:
- New a grade fingerboard
- deluxe French Bridge
- original boxwood endpin ( however this may need to be changed to modern specifications)
- original tailpiece
Legendary Atelier Puglisi service, including:
- 100% guarantee on all workmanship
- adjustments to tone and set-up at no extra cost
Ribs: 71.7-21.6021.7 cm
Upper bout: 56.1 cm
Middle bout: 40.8 cm
Lower bout: 67.3 cm
Body/back length: 112.7 cm
String length: 43 inches
For purchasing details or further information, please contact us
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Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax.