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WICHITA BAND INSTRUMENT COMPANY 2525 East Douglas Avenue Wichita, KS 67211


A superior French violin by Georges Cherpitel, bearing the original label: “Georges Cherpitel / Paris – Mirecourt (Vosges) / annee 1935 , No. 7516”, the date and number plus the signature of the maker signed on the label in brown ink. One-piece back is of maple of medium flame, the top of spruce of narrow and straight grain. The varnish is of orange / amber color on a golden base. Back length is 356 mm. Weight, without chin-rest, is 422 grams. The instrument has come to us in pristine original condition, without damage of any kind. Colin Nicholls certification.


Apprenticed and employed by his father, ex Gand luthier Nicolas Emile, Georges Cherpitel left the family workshop three years after his father’s demise. In 1896 he joined the Couesnon firm where he was in charge of their Paris workshop. Both the Henley Atlas and the Vannes Dictionnaire give him and his father glowing reports.


From Henley: "Born 1870. Son of N.E. Worked for Cuesnon at Paris, 1896. Died 1943. Not many instruments labelled with his name. Workmanship very refined."
Store Code: EDR

Antique French Violin by Master Luthier George Cherpitel c. 1935 Paris

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