Violin for Hawkes & Son, Markneukirchen, 1928

Violin for Hawkes & Son, Markneukirchen, 1928

About Hawkes & Son

Hawkes and Son were a highly successful British company active from 1865. The firm published sheet music and sold instruments, some of which were made in their workshop in Edgware, North London. Like most big retailers, they imported instruments from a wide range of European workshops and sold them at different grades: these included extremely fine instruments and bows. Hawkes and Sons merged with Boosey & Company to become Boosey & Hawkes in 1930.

About the violin

This violin was made for Hawkes & Son in Germany in 1928. It is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari and is their 'Tyrolese' model.

The violin has a two piece back of very finely-flamed maple with ribs and scroll of slightly wider flame. The front is two pieces of straight-grained spruce which widens towards the flanks and the varnish is an unshaded amber.

The violin has a length of back of 358 mm.

How does it sound?

This violin has a slightly dark, Hot Club of France sound! It's nutty and textured on the bottom and rises to a brilliant, piercing upper register.


The violin is in good condition.

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