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Meyers-Halvarson Violin, Nashville, Michigan, 1963

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Features

A very powerful, brilliant and sonorous violin, well-suited to a solo performer. This violin is in near perfect condition. The back is of two pieces of quarter sawn maple. The top is of fine-grained straight spruce. Varnish is very carefully hand-applied, with subtle shading, in red-orange over a golden ground.

Anders Halvarson was born in Sweden in 1900, immigrating to the United States in 1923. He worked in the William Lewis shop in Chicago, receiving the highest level of training from the revered American violinmaker, Carl Becker, Sr. He later settled permanently in the village of Nashville, Michigan, bringing with him his outstanding supply of fine-quality European wood. There, he owned a music store and continued making violins until his death, in 1971. Halvarson’s workmanship is first rate and very highly regarded to this day by makers that trained with him. Although he is not well-known, his body of work leaves little doubt that he was one of the finest American violinmakers of the 20th century.

Back length – 356mm

Price: $8,000

Size: 4/4

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