No apologies given for continuing on the theme of carved heads for the time being! ( only on violins, though ). This has a one-piece back of beautifully-figured maple which reminded me of the sea.
She has been test-driven sufficiently to confirm that she is a serious violin. Based on the Guarneri 'del Gesu' Plowden model (1735), this instrument has a rich, expansive tone and is very responsive to the bow.