Adele Beardsmore, Strad model Violin, Australia, 2019
This violin is modelled loosely on the collected violins of Stradivari’s ‘Golden Period’ so, although not a precise copy of any particular instrument, it draws on the best features of that illustrious group. The beautiful flamed maple back is shown off to perfection by Adele’s aloe-based oil varnish which has a lovely depth and warmth of colour.
Adele Beardsmore graduated from the Newark School of Violin Making in the UK and has worked in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. She also taught violin making at the Juliet Barker workshop in Cambridge before migrating to Australia with her Australian husband in 1994. Since then, she has worked in the Blue Mountains in NSW mainly making new instruments.
This violin is entirely Adele’s, work including the very precise fitting up which Adele is justly famous for, and includes English style fine ebony fittings and Evah Pirazzi strings. It’s a violin best suited to the advanced or advancing student, professional players or a dedicated amateur.