The "Willemotte" Stradivari, 1734 full article here: Pdf - 8.1mb
The Willemotte Stradivari offers an intriguing counterpoint to the Titian, made almost twenty years earlier. Key aspects of Stradivari's style persist in the face of age.
The arching is markedly high and full, particularly in the top and back horizon arch.
Tonally, the Willemotte has a deep "grand" sound, with much detail and expressive range, retaining the Stradivari "sizzle' in the high register.