Have a look at the 2 violins pictured below for the string quartet session the other day. The one on the left was made in 1685 by a Belgian maker called Hoffmann. The one on the right is an Italian Gagliano violin from around 1760. What a privilege it is working with these incredible violins and musicians!
See my next post for a question and an opportunity to hear what half a million pounds of violins sound like.