Hellweg & Cloutier
2020 Ancient Kauri Violin, "Betts" Stradivarius Model by "Daniel Cloutier"
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Introducing the first instrument of the Ancient Kauri Collection.
A magnificent instrument, made with 50,000 year old "Ancient Kauri," 45 million year old Baltic Amber, and a 20,000 year old Mammoth Ivory Nut.
Roughly 300 year old Mountain Mahogany Fittings based on Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume's "St. Cecilia" Tailpiece and "Rose" model pegs.
A definitive soloist instrument fit for a museum or instrument collection that will fill any concert hall. The instrument has unprecedented projection, response, dynamic spectrum and reverberation.
There is an old saying that comes to mind with this particular violin: "Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin Impersonation Competition and came in 20th place."
It is unknown if this competition took place, but in this instance, it is safe to say this instrument surpasses the original and must be experienced in person, felt and played to understand the gravity of the instrument.