Douglas Cox Violin Opus 867 ~ Peter of Venice


The violin bears the facsimile label “Peter Guarnerius Filius Joseph Cremonenfis fecit Venetijs Anno 17--”. It also bears on the treble side the label “Douglas C. Cox, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2015, #867” and is branded and initialed on the inside. It is patterned after a violin by Peter Guarneri dated 1723 in the possession of Adrian Levine. It is built of well aged New England grown wood. The back is cut on the quarter from two pieces of maple with handsome mostly narrow flames descending slightly from the center joint. The ribs and neck are of maple similar to that of the back. The table is of two pieces of spruce of medium to broad growth. The varnish is of an amber-brown color over a golden ground and is shaded and imitated. The fittings are of boxwood with cream-colored trim.


Length: 357 mm
Upper Bout: 166 mm
Middle Bout: 114 mm
Lower Bout: 204 mm
Rib Height: 29-30 mm
String Length: 329 mm