CS9/ 05a Handamde Violin by Anthony Perry , ‘Il Cannone’ copy, Circa 2017. Check out the sound sample!


Handmade violin, ‘Il Cannone’ copy by Anthony Perry, Wolverhampton, Circa 2017. Evah Pirazzi strings with a gold E. Back length of 35.3 cm. Labelled ‘Anthony Perry Maker Wolverhampton 2017′

Professional player opinion: ‘A violin with a sweet resonant tone which is clean and precise. Good projection.’



Well-made violin. Two-piece maple back with wide grain and tight flame. Spruce front with fine grain. Rosewood pegs, Ebony chinrest, tailpiece and end pin. Orange/ red varnish. With the stop length of 32.7 cm.

This is a copy of the ‘Il Cannone’ violin. The original ‘Il Cannone Guarnerius’ of 1743 is a violin made by the Italian luthier, Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri, of Cremona (1698–1744).

‘Il Cannone’ is also as ‘Il Cannone del Gesù’, ‘the Cannon’, often appended with Guarneri del Gesù, the Guarneri trademark. The violin received its name from a former owner, the Italian violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840), because of its power and resonance.

English maker, Anthony Perry. has made over 80 violins and violas in a career spanning more than 40 years. He specialises in making full-size, but slightly smaller-proportioned, instruments (in terms of body and/or stop length), making them easier to play but losing none of the tonal quality of larger full-size instruments. The sound quality and responsiveness of his instruments is well-received by the professional players who work at Moseley Violins.

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