A Violin inspired by
Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu, ca. 1742
Constructed by David T. Van Zandt
in 2013


This violin, made in 2013, is my 126th instrument. It is another example of a model that I've successfully used for many years. Though not a copy in the strictest sense of the word, I've taken inspiration from the late period instruments of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.

Front View of Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu. Back View of Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.
Side View of Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.
View of the Bass F Hole on Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.View of the Treble C Bout on the Back of Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.
Front View of the Scroll on Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.Back View of the Scroll on Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.
Side View of the Scroll on Violin #126, inspired by the late period violins of Joseph Guarneri, del Gesu.

This or another example of my work can be auditioned at
J. S. Holmes Fine Violins.


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For more information about this and other instruments I make please contact me in my Seattle workshop at (206) 478-9603