MICHAEL GRIFFIN

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In addition to the personally, traditionally handmade instruments pictured below, we have in stock violins and violas of various sizes by such makers as Shen, Eastman, Klier, Deutsch, Cleveland Group, and Kohr, as well as vintage French and German violins. Also, please check out the LATEST NEWS page, which often includes newly available instrument listings.

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The following violins are uniquely handmade entirely by myself, using traditional Cremonese construction techniques, on an internal mould, with meticulous attention to details that characterize either Stradivari's or Giuseppe Gurarneri "del Gesu's" instruments, and demonstrate their distinctive genius. Each has been tested by seasoned artists (both orchestral and soloists) who have wonderful reviews - please inquire. They offer players warm, easy clarity and powerful rich overtones that project without forcing. The particular models each offer something special:


1743 "Il Cannone" Guarneri del Gesu model Available my latest model (July 2022), very powerful, throaty, rich and fast response.

 

1715 "Titian" model Available here thoughtfully antiqued, empowers especially the soloist with a broad deep character of penetrating sound, whereas the

 

SOLD 1716 "Messiah" model, larger by virtue of having been made on Strad's "PG" pattern, offers an impressively robust lower register and silvery shimmering upper register. 


The SOLD 1709 "Viotti" model features a scrumptious one-piece back with big, easy, balanced tone, and seductively figured maple.


1713 "Huberman" Available varnish shimmers of colorful reflectivity, its big warm sound enveloping player and listeners. 


The SOLD 1735 Guarneri del Gesu "Plowden," also with one-piece back, typifies that maker's easy string length and distincitve throaty, warm tone.

 

While each violin offers distinctive tonal clarity, projection, and power, there is without a doubt one particular violin you will be drawn to. Remember to click on the front picture of each violin to hear Wilfredo Deglans, former Associate Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, demonstrate and present each violin.

Consider upgrading now to one of these top quality violins, each of which offers the player complete access to the power and nuanced tonal shadings of instruments costing tenfold more.

                         GRIFFIN 2022

1743 "IL CANNONE" Guarneri del Gesu Model -

                Powerful, throaty, fast 

                 For Sale

                      please inquire

                 GRIFFIN 2019 

      1713 "HUBERMAN" Strad Model -

          Lush, warm, balanced 

                  For Sale

                   Click on front pic to link to YouTube.

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GRIFFIN 2019  1709 "VIOTTI" Strad Model -  

Clear, balanced, sweet   SOLD               1/22

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     ​     GRIFFIN 2017

     1715 "TITIAN" Strad Model -

       Soloistic, deep & penetrating 

                For Sale

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        GRIFFIN 2017

1716 "MESSIAH" Strad Model​ -

    Robust lows & silvery highs

Special carbon fiber neck insert

                 SOLD

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GRIFFIN 2015 - 1735 "PLOWDEN" 

Giuseppi Guarneri 'del Gesu' Model - 

     Distinctly warm, hearty & throaty

                          SOLD

A richly anitiqued "Plowden" model of one-piece, well-figured European maple and 35-yr seasoned American Sitka that projects dense, luscious warmth and ringing highs. 

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GRIFFIN 2015 -1740 Guarneri "del Gesu"  Model 

Intimate, balanced warmth - SOLD

This violin is owned by one of two players that each enjoy owning & playing both a Griffin violin and viola!

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GRIFFIN 2014 - 1715 "TITIAN" Strad Model  -  

  Sizzlingly vibrant  SOLD

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GRIFFIN 2013 - 1715 Strad "TITIAN" Strad Model

         Clear & strong - SOLD

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GRIFFIN 2008 - 1695 Jos. fil Andreas Guarneri

Lovely warmth & clarity - SOLD

One-piece European back. A lovely instrument with a unique, clear blend of chocolatey warms and powerful highs, possessing a must-see varnish that draws you in with its velvety red luminescence.