Luiz Bellini violins?

Edited: January 15, 2019, 10:34 PM · Almost embarassing - I started the search for a new violin to replace the Bulfari - and the third one I tried is a Luiz B Bellini, 1993 Baron Knoop model. It is open soloistic with tons of power at the top and bottom - and yet can be easily tamed, feeling like a street-legal sports car. A Lotus Elise if you will ;)

A bit of research turns up a lot of topics on Bellini mostly extolling his abilities and fiddles. However, I don't seem much info of late, in particular after he died (2015). Anyone any info on his current 'ratint' and whether his star is still in the skies or has waned in favor of new constellations...
Thanks [if you have any current prices please do mention or contact me directly].

Rather excited...

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January 15, 2019, 5:27 PM · Lotus Elises actually have very little power, and are very uncomfortable to drive due to very stiff suspension. Of course, their "thing" is that they are very light, so they handle well and still feel relatively fast because the engine isn't pulling so much mass. The engine is high-revving, so only produces decent power at the top end.

If you have good low-end torque and good high-end HP then perhaps a V8 sports car with a supercharger is more in line with your violin.

January 15, 2019, 5:45 PM · How's the workmanship? ;)
January 15, 2019, 5:54 PM · Hi Paul - take a look (and listen) for yourself...

Erik thanks for the compliment, the very light bit anyway. Nobody has said that I'm lacking in talk though...

January 15, 2019, 7:08 PM · I was only teasing, Elise. I can't tell anything from that YouTube except that it looks like a beautiful violin. If you love it, buy it and make no apologies!
January 15, 2019, 7:53 PM · The YouTube video sounds like it's had reverb and perhaps some additional sound processing added, unfortunately.
Edited: January 15, 2019, 8:23 PM · Possibly Lydia - as does any recording in a church or hallway ;) But it still gives the character of the violin.

Here try this - its a different model (Lord Wilton) but also by Bellini.

Ricci was a big fan and donated his Bellini to the National Library of American History:

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