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A Fine Italian violin by Giovanni Piva ca. 1884 - Genoa.

A beautiful certified old Italian violin made by Giovanni Piva - Genova ca 1884.
This beautiful 19th century Italian violin wears it original label. 

Giovanni Piva was one of the many good Italian violin makers from the 19th century.
Devised his own violins, called the ‘Metallicor'.
This is a very rare Italian violin, and there are not much of his violins left anymore.

A good old Italian violin with a lot of style and character.
This beautiful instrument is wearing its original label, and comes with a professional certificate of authenticity.
A very nice one-piece back; fine symmetrical top with interesting arch and good outlines.
The beautiful varnish deep brown/aubergine coloured varnish is attractively layered.
The sound can be described as warm, round, mature and mellow.- suited for the advanced
student or beginning professional violinist.
New tailpiece and strings included.
Comes is good professional resatured condition , no sound post cracks. (small professional repair lower part back).
Pls. contact me if you have questions !

length back: ca. 357 mm (4/4 size).

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Giovanni Piva violin ca. 1880

Product code: Vi171

Giovanni Piva violin ca. 1884

Additional Information
Makers name Giovanni Piva
Date 1884
Length of back 357
Color brown
Country of Manufacture Italië
Accessories Supplied No