MV11/ 67 Antique “Maidstone”, 4/ 4 Violin, Circa 1900-1930.
Full size violin “Maidstone”, Circa 1900-1930. With Dominant strings. Length of back: 35.9 cms. Labelled “The Maidstone. John G. Murdoch & .Co., Ltd., London” Instrument only.
Two-piece back with fine grain and light figure. Wide-grain front. Brown-red varnish. Ebony fittings and Wittner tailpiece. String length: 32.7 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.