VLN Landolfi Replica by Gregory Sapp
This is a copy of Master Milanese maker Carlo Landolfi by renowned violin restoration expert and master maker Gregory S Sapp of Chicago. Greg has made many fine copies during his career with remarkable attention to detail including mimicked repairs and real repairs to add to the look of historical authenticity. The violin has been played by several symphony players in my shop and has exquisite depth of tone and much dynamic potential. The main bow is reputed to be an authentic Nurnberger but has no papers nor recent appraisal and as can be seen in the photo has suffered a broken head!