Dmitry Badiarov is a luthier with a passion – for Baroque style violins. Here is a recording of his 49th baroque violin, made a few years ago in Brussels. It is a breakthrough instrument for him in which he solved a number of technical problems. The result is clean and rich, as you will hear from the video.

Notice the lack of chin rest – Baroque violins were traditionally held against the chest, not clamped between chin and shoulder. Also the fingerboard is shorter.

Badiarov makes modern violins too. If you want one, he is based in Japan.