Practice Violin

Description (Brief)
This violin was made in Markneukirchen, Germany around 1890. This instrument with 7/8-size normal violin rib outline is open, without table or back, to limit sound volume. A central strip supports the bridge and provision is made for a “chinrest” area at the lower left bout. A normal violin neck allows the instrument to be used for technique development. This violin is made of a “table strip” of walnut, ribs of laminated walnut with walnut body bracing system, maple neck, pegbox and scroll, and a transparent yellow varnish.
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Object Name
Date made
Physical Description
walnut (part material)
maple (part material)
overall: 23 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 59.3725 cm x 16.51 cm x 8.255 cm
Place Made
Deutschland: Sachsen, Markneukirchen
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catalog 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
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