‘Dolphin’ Strad

The Dolphin; Delfino Stradivarius of 1714 is an antique violin made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari of Cremona. From the ‘Golden Period’ of Stradivari’s output, like the ‘Alard’ Stad of 1715, it is regarded of one of the best examples of the master’s work. This violin was once owned and played by the virtuoso Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987). The owner in the late 1800s, George Hart, who was an instrument dealer in London, named the violin Dolphin as its striking appearance and colouring of its back reminded him of a dolphin.

 The Dolphin is currently owned by the Nippon Music Foundation on loan to violinist

Akiko Suwanai.

Below are some images of one of our strad models

The dimensions of the original are:

Length: 14 inches
Width: 8 1/4 inches
Width: 6 5/8 inches (full)
Sides: 1 3/16 inches
Sides: 1 3/16 inches