About Wilkanowski: Born in Poland, 1886. Made first violin in ninth year. Became fully fledged maker at the age of 17. Went to U.S.A. Worked for Oliver Ditson Co., 1920, and for Gretsch Co. (New York), 1938. Said to have made 5,000 violins, 100 violas, and 30 guitars up to the year 1945. Cremonese models. Oil varnish of own formula, made from amber.
Here's an interesting historical article on Wilkanowski by Tarisio
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Used 4/4 unmarked (maker unknown) left-handed violin with ambidextrous chin rest and quality case. The instrument is in very nice shape and the case is an excellent Scott Cao case (required to fit the ambi chin rest).
1/4 Size left-handed violin w four fine tuners. Includes Bow & Case, dampit and cake of rosin.
3/4 Size Palatino 350 violin (strung as a viola) w four fine tuners. Includes Bow & Case, dampit and cake of rosin. If you'd rather use the instrument as violin, I can include and fit a new set of violin strings at no additional charge.
Palatino professional bows are painstakingly carved for incredible resilience and perfect balance. Careful quality control measures assure that all bow sticks are straight and bows meet stringentweight requirements. All Palatino Bows are drawn with genuine Mongolian horsehair.
J. LaSalle quality Brazilwood octagonal violin bows.
(2) 1/8 Size Deluxe Student $75 + tax ea. (Smallest in pic)
(2) 3/4 Student bows
- $75 + tax (middle in pic)
- $30 + tax (2nd from top, needs rehairing)
4/4 Bow. Crack repaired. (top in pic) Best offer.
A sound big enough for the concert hall but light enough to transport with ease. Built by Richard Dugan Violins in 2015. Here's a link of a Voyageur being played.
Finished instruments retail for $3500, unfinished kits for $1395 from manufacturer.
This Voyageur: $1250