Practice Violin

Description (Brief)
This practice violin was made in Mittenwald, Germany by an unknown maker around 1910. Constructed to have very muted sound, this instrument was designed as a teaching tool for technique development. The solid S-shaped body is joined to a traditional violin neck, pegbox and scroll to achieve the vibrating string length of a normal violin. This violin is made of solid body of plain maple, neck, pegbox and scroll of mildly figured maple, and a shaded very opaque dark reddish varnish.
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Object Name
Date made
Physical Description
maple (overall material)
overall: 23 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 60.325 cm x 14.2875 cm x 8.89 cm
Place Made
Deutschland: Bayern, Mittenwald
ID Number
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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