This violin has a soundboard of spruce; back, ribs, neck and scroll of sycamore; fingerboard, tailpiece, and tail-gut protector of ebony; pegs and endbutton of rosewood. The varnish is a golden-yellow colour, and is slightly opaque, obscuring the grain on the soundboard in places. The soundboard has ebony/sycamore/ebony purfling and there appear to be plugged holes in the top and bottom of the soundboard. The varnish has worn away under the chin rest and the treble upper bout, and is fairly worn on the treble lower bout. There is some soundboard damage from the feet of the bridge, and under the top end of the tailpiece where it has been abraded. On the back, the varnish has worn away on the treble upper bout and at the bottom. The neck and scroll are of one piece of wood. Earlier tuning peg holes have been plugged and new holes drilled. The fingerboard varnish has now worn through in places. Neck length 127mm; fingerboard length 261mm, width 22.5mm at nut, 41.1mm at bottom. Soundboard arch 14.5mm; back arch 15mm.
d. martin, 1993-94.
Had been in donor's family since c|1880.; Gift of E.D. Wilson of Edinburgh, 1967.