8. Walter Playne, Violin
Date 1870



Branded in several places on interior, Stradivari copy, yellow brown varnish.
N.B. Walter Playne; Scottish maker [Glasgow] was a friend and colleague of David Laurie the Scottish dealer and collector well known for his book "Reminiscences of a Fiddle Dealer." This violin is a fine copy of the Stradivari in David Laurie's collection, the tail piece was probably designed and made by Walter Playne.

Length of Back 356 mm
Top Bout 170 mm
Middle Bout 115 mm
Lower Bout 210 mm
Top Rib 30 mm
Lower Rib 30 mm
Stop 190 mm