CS7/ 24B Handmade Baroque-style Violin by Edward Gaut, circa 2009
Baroque style Violin, Ruggeri 1704 copy, by Edward Gaut, Circa 2009. Gut stings with a back length of 35. 4 cm. Labelled ‘Edward Gaut Bristol 2009’ Signed.
Professional player opinion: ‘A fine baroque violin, with gut strings, which produces a warm sound with good volume.’
Well made with gut strings, bone nut and saddle. Custom made ebony tail piece with ebony fittings. One piece back with wide grain and fine flame and refined ‘f’ holes. Spruce front with fine grain. Amber varnish with the stop length of 32.8 cm.
The differences between a Baroque violin and a modern instrument include the size and nature of the neck, fingerboard, bridge, bass bar, and tailpiece. Baroque violins are almost always fitted with gut strings, as opposed to the more common metal and synthetic strings on a modern instrument, and played with a bow made on the baroque model rather than the modern Tourte bow.
Edward Gaut graduated from the Newark School of Violin Makin in the year 2000, since when he has worked making and repairing violins, violas and cellos.