Caussin Violin

December 19, 2004 at 07:41 AM · I am currently playin on a violin made by Caussin (not sure of the first name...maybe Francois). Can anyone give me background information on him or direct me somewhere where I could find it? Also I'd be interested to share thoughts with anyone that has played a Caussin.

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December 19, 2004 at 02:35 PM · They date from the early half of the 1800s. The person is real, but I believe the instruments are mostly workshop production--that is, the product of a number of people working together--there are far too many of them around for it to be otherwise, and that's the working model of a big French shop, so that would be the natural thing.

That isn't an insult, however, as the violins are consistently good, nicely made, and very attractive--not at all like the cheap factory work that people think of when they think of mass-produced instruments, such as was happening at Mirecourt, so don't think of them as having anything to do with that. He was trained at Mirecourt, then returned to his hometown to open a shop.

The ones I've seen have been very realistically and tastefully antiqued, and set up properly, they also sound excellent.

December 19, 2004 at 07:35 PM · thanks! that really helped.

The instrument is on loan to me from my teacher for now.

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