Beautiful Classic Violin Unidentified classical Italianate violin, Venetian red over gold, exhibiting beautiful wear and craquele.
Yes, indeed the neck is grafted; you can just see the curved line under the peg. This is in my private collection as a happy recollection of my three years in Ayrshire, Scotland as an Air Force Officer.
Labor was cheap in those days compared to the price of materials as ebony, leading to the manufacture of composite fingerboards of pear wood veneer over spruce, being at least fortuitously lightweight. The original label of an honest if unsung maker of Klingenthal (or thereabouts) named Johann Friedrich Hoyer (ca.
(with monogram RB in circle), made by Richard Blois, his personal violin (he died several years ago on the Oregon coast), with his leather case, etc., beautiful, golden (gamboge) varnish, one piece back, mint, probably made in London. 1750) is characteristically glued onto the inner right middle rib.
; literally "small mandola") is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".
It commonly has four courses of doubled metal strings tuned in unison (8 strings), although five (10 strings) and six (12 strings) course versions also exist.