This violin has been opened for demonstration purposes. It has a soundboard of spruce; back, ribs, scroll and neck of sycamore; pegs, fingerboard and tail-gut protector of ebony; endbutton of ebony with mother-of-pearl centre. The instrument is covered in a golden brown varnish without much wear indicating use. However, there are some marks on the soundboard indicating the position of a bridge, as well as a plugged hole in the soundboard into the lower block, slightly offset to the bass side. The soundboard has ebony/sycamore/ebony purfling. The ribs and two-piece back have a medium figure. The pegbox/scroll and neck are made from one piece of wood. The scroll is well-cut. There are pine liners, pine top and bottom blocks, and lower point corner pieces inside, although there are no upper point corner pieces. The bass bar has been carved into the soundboard.
Measurements: Neck length 132mm; fingerboard length 274mm, width at nut 23.5mm, at bottom 41.0mm. Soundboard arch 15mm; Back arch 14.5mm.
Illustration references: Campbell and Greated 1987, p. 206.