40 John Furber, Violin
Date 1809



Original signature and address on top plate dated 1809. This violin must be among the first, if not the first, to be made from foreign maple. The back and ribs more than suggests this. Original neck, fingerboard, top nut and bottom nut in ivory.

Length of Back 355 mm
Top Bout 160 mm
Middle Bout 108 mm
Lower Bout 200 mm
Top Rib 32 mm
Lower Rib 32 mm
Stop 196 mm