Burgess Violin

Description (Brief)
This violin was made by David Burgess of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1984. David Burgess has won acclaim in numerous violin making competitions held in the United States, Germany and Italy. This instrument was the First Prize violin, judged for overall excellence in craftsmanship, design, individuality, and tone in the First National Competition by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers in 1984.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
Burgess, David
overall: 23 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 4 in; 60.325 cm x 20.955 cm x 10.16 cm
Place Made
United States: Michigan, Ann Arbor
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accession number
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the Friends of Music at the Smithsonian
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Visitor Comments

4/16/2015 6:10:11 PM
John Schmidt
I have wanted to see this violin for 30 years. Can you please put it on display? David Burgess has been an outstanding leader in violin making for 30 years. Thanks very much. John Schmidt Laurinburg, NC
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