"Il Cessol" Stradivarius Violin Copy, 1716 Model, Instrument Only

1,570.00 RRP 1,872.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 78322

  • Replica of the 1716 Il Cessol Stradivarius Model
  • Entirely Hand Crafted by Master Luthier Xue Ping Hue
  • Supplied with Certificate of Authenticity
  • Set Up with Pirastro Obligato Strings
  • Finest Quality Select Tone Woods

"Il Cessol" Stradivarius Violin Copy, 1716 Model, Instrument Only


The Il Cessol Stradivarius Violin copy continues the legacy of a classic instrument. The two-piece maple body produces a warm, balanced tone with bright high frequencies. The Ebony fingerboard adds clarity to your sound, as well as having a comfortable feel. The Rosewood tailpiece adds complex overtones to your overall sound. The Stradivarius is ideal for musicians who want to achieve an articulate, mature tone in an ensemble. The oil varnish adds a classic aesthetic to this instrument. This model is set up with Pirastro?s Obligato synthetic strings, which offer a similar tone to gut with modern practicality.

Product Ref: 78322

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The Cessol

Antonio Stradivari has become one of the most renowned violin craftsmen of all time. The Cessol was originally created in 1716 with the purpose of being playable, but able to create an articulate voicing when played skilfully. The original has been regarded as one of Stradivari's finest instruments, and set the foundations for countless violins inspired by it. This interpretation of the original has all the classic elements, but with the benefit of a modern setup and build quality. This Cessol model is ideal for advancing students requiring a sound and feel to take them to the next level.

Stunning Tonewoods

The use of maple and spruce is a tried and tested combination used in superior quality violins. This combination produces a focused, powerful sound with plenty of body and tonal warmth, which will only improve over time. The woods are hand selected based on their age and narrowness of grain, before being hand carved for a sound and appearance full of heritage. The distance between the grain affects the resonance of the instrument, with a narrower grain resulting in a more responsive, full bodied and weighted sound with a strong tonal core. The maple back and sides help provide a hard-wearing violin that works with the narrow grain spruce, to provide a unique instrument with incredible response, projection and full tonal body.

Pirastro Obligato String Setup

Providing musicians with a comfortable feel and endless tonal opportunities, the Pirastro Obligato strings are a renowned favourite of musicians worldwide. Designed as a truly innovative synthetic core string with moderate tension, the Obligato produces a clear sound full of subtle complexities. They're insensitive to humidity and temperature change, whilst offering a tone and feel similar to gut. These strings have been specifically selected to match this violin model.


Body & Bridge

  • Scale: 4/4
  • Length of Back: 356mm
  • Upper Bout: 167mm
  • Middle Bout: 115mm
  • Lower Bout: 208mm
  • Body: Two Piece Maple
  • Ribs: Maple
  • Scroll: Maple
  • Bridge: Fitted Maple

Neck & Hardware

  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Pegs: Rosewood, Swiss Model
  • Chinrest: Rosewood, Guarneri Model
  • Tailpiece: Rosewood, Paris Eye
  • Topnut: Ebony
  • Finish: Oil Varnish