"A few years ago, the violin maker fell in love with a Guarneri violin named the Lord Coke. I committed myself to buying it for two years. So I could have it and copy it", says Landon, who has two of these copies on hand. One is covered with a full, smooth coat of varnish. For the other, he explains, "I did all kinds of things to imitate the nicks on the varnish. The difference in sound is uncanny. The well-varnished instrument has a slightly muffled sound, while with the antiqued version, each note contains countless colors."
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