MV10/ 44 ‘Maidstone’ 3/4 Violin, Circa 1900
Antique 3/4 Violin ; Maidstone Circa 1900. With Dominant strings. Length of back: 33.9 cms. Labelled ” The Maidstone. John G Murdoch Co Ltd London, EC”. Instrument only.
Two-piece back with wide grain and tight figure. Fine-grain front. Brown-red varnish. Ebony pegs, Wittner tailpiece and Rosewood endpin. String length: 30.9 cms
‘Maidstone’ violins were imported to the UK in the early part of the 20th century by a company called Murdoch and Murdoch, with the aim of giving student players a good sounding instruments at a reasonable price.