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• Instruments de musique anciens • Lutherie XVIIIème, XIXème et XXème siècle • Archeterie

Reserved
VIOLON A SONS GRAVES DE LETELLIER Decorated and experimental violin
(Ref : VIODEC0147)
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VIOLON A SONS GRAVES BY LETELLIER

"Violon a sons graves" made by Jules Césaire Joseph LETELLIER in Choisy le Roi 
(France) in 1925.
Viola shape, "C" shaped soundholes.
Two piece table of spruce with irregular grain.
Two-piece medium-curl maple back.
Ribs and head of the same wood.
Asymmetric ebony tailpiece.
Red-orange varnish.

Label: VIOLON A SONS GRAVES / breveté SGDG N ° 578 768 / inventé
par J.C. LETELLIER / composeiteur O.A.O.J.P. / n ° 98
(manuscript)
à CHOISY LE ROI (Seine) Année 1925


Brand on the heel and under the button: JLC

Back length; 395 mm
Sounding length: 345 mm
Ribs heights: 46 mm / 59 mm / 55 mm / 46 mm

Called violon a sons graves or violin-cello, this singular instrument was invented
in 1925 by Letellier (died in 1928) for which he obtained a gold medal.
Musician, he also composed pieces for this instrument, tuned like the violin but
one octave lower.

c.f. Cité de la musique / Musée de la Philharmonie de Paris n ° inv. E 980..446
Réné VANNES Universal Dictionary of luthiers, Brussels 1951, p.210
VIOLON AUGUSTE DELIVET PARIS 1904
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VIOLON PEINT VICTOR CARNY
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VIOLON ECOLE DE VUILLAUME-DERAZEY
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