Sanctus Seraphin violin
maple & spruce
upper bouts = 6.6"
middle bouts = 4.4"
lower bouts = 8.1"
Made from two pieces of spruce with narrow grain broadening slightly toward the flanks. The back is made from two pieces of quarter-cut birdseye maple. The original scroll and ribs are of similar stock. The varnish is reddish-brown. Inside a red case that also contained a Francois Tourte bow, circa 1830, made of pernambuco, ivory, ebony, tortoiseshell, pearl, and gold.
LAPD DR# 05-1014845 (Case 4-3/05)
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