Hyde Violin

Description (Brief)
This violin was made by Andrew Hyde in Northhampton, Massachusetts in 1893. Born in 1842, Andrew Hyde trained as a mechanic and later became interested in the violin. In 1886 he moved to Northampton, Massachusetts and established himself as a professional maker. Hyde produced more than 1,200 violins, violas and cellos and developed a style of imitating wear and age in his varnish and finishing details. He died in 1923 at the age of 81. This violin is made of a two-piece table of spruce, maple back in two pieces cut on 45o with irregular broad descending figure, ribs of similar maple cut on the slab, moderately figured maple neck, pegbox and scroll, and orange-red varnish.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
violin
date made
1893
maker
Hyde, Andrew
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Northampton
ID Number
1979.0647.02
accession number
1979.0647
catalog number
1979.0647.02
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Violins
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Violins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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