I just have to post my experience with the newly acquired violin from auction.
I have to begin by saying that I own and play one of the better sounding Guarneri copies in pristine condition J.B. Vuillaume violin. This is a violin that has beaten a real Del-Gesu among other notable Italian violins in the hall.
Last month I won a French probably by Jacquot 1830-50 violin in excellent condition at Amati auctions. I received the violin and had it set-up by my trusted luthier. Upon inspection it was found to have the stamp of Jacquot both on the top and back plates. The sound after the set-up is absolutely amazing, indeed comparable to the Vuillaume, but in a different way. Although the Vuilaume is more settled in a way, the Jacquot has a more robust sound. Honestly, if I was playing a concerto with an orchestra, It would depend on the concerto which violin I would use. Thankfully they both have the same size.
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