Violin (composite) by Jacob Stainer, Absam, c.1670

Object type
instrument
Description
The attractive back is made from one piece of slab-cut maple. The front is made from two matching wedges of quarter-cut spruce. The ribs and head (not original) are both made from quarter-cut figured maple.

The new neck grafted to the head is Baroque, as are the fingerboard and fittings of the violin. The instrument is coated with a thin layer of yellow translucent varnish.
Artist/Maker
Date made
c.1670
Classification
woodwork
Technique
joined
Material
maple, spruce, ebony
Object type
Type Length Width Height Diameter Unit (length)
Back 354 mm
Upper Bouts 167 mm
Middle Bouts 113 mm
Lower Bouts 205 mm
Stop Length (table measure) 191 mm
Neck 129 mm
Upper Bout (with calipers) 166 mm
Middle Bout (with calipers) 106 mm
Lower Bout (with calipers) 202.5 mm
Back (with calipers) 351 mm
Accession No
2002.329
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