Unlabelled Old Saxon Violin

Circa 1820

This is a classic old Saxon fiddle with the familiar square shoulders, deep chocolate varnish and beefy upturned edges. The one-piece back is another typical Saxon touch.

This fiddle has a French-grafted neck. Its voice has been mellowed by time and use. Think of all the fiddlers it’s been best friend to-stompin’ at the square dance, whispering a waltz, lilting to an Irish jig. This fiddle evokes the power and poetry of the past

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