This instrument has very thickly applied reddish brown varnish, cracked on the soundboard and head. The soundboard is made of spruce. Flame sound-holes. Beard marks on either side of the tailpiece. Ebony/sycamore/ebony purfling around the edges of soundboard. Rosewood or ebony edging piece to protect the soundboard edge wood. 2 piece back, separate ribs for either side of lower bout. Sycamore back and ribs with medium figure, figure on back close to the horizontal but descends from the centre. Soundpost in position. Fingerboard, nut and tailpiece of ebony; neck and scroll of sycamore. Pegs of boxwood with ebony dots. Blindfolded cupid finial carving; relief carving under the bowed string pegs, pierced carving above the sympathetic string pegs. Neck 151mm long; fingerboard 246mm long, 37.2mm wide at nut, 55.4mm wide at bottom. Interior soundpost plate width c.50mm; fold plate width c.20mm.
d. martin, 27.10.93, 1994.
Sold by J. & R. Glen to the Royal Scottish Museum in 1908.; loaned by National Museums of Scotland, No|1908.261.