This violin was made in the United States in the 19th century. It is an instrument of amateur construction with a neck, pegbox and scroll of commercial German origin of the same period. The name “Miles Standish” is scratched into the varnish of the back beneath the button. There is a handwritten label inside the violin that reads “Repaired by I.B. Wilson, Music Dealer and Repairer, Moundsville, W. VA., Sept. 30th, 07 190.” This violin is made of a two-piece table of spruce, one-piece back of American burl maple cut on the slab, ribs of American maple with even medium-fine figure, neck, pegbox and scroll of faintly figured maple, and a semi-opaque brown varnish.
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