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William Robinson Violin, 1942, London

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A very well made Stradivari pattern violin from the English violinmaker, William Robinson. The tone is warm and well balanced, with layers of tonal colors. This violin has been very well cared for in its 76 years. The back is of one piece of quarter sawn maple, with medium width flaming descending slightly from the treble side. The very appealing spruce top is of slightly undulating, medium width grain. Well- applied chestnut brown varnish over a golden ground.

William Joseph Robinson, 1880-1960, trained as a saddle maker. Self-taught as a violin maker starting in 1910 in south London he was a Prolific craftsman and was distinguished in his day.

Size: 4/4

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