Violin by Robert Munro, Scotland, 1974
This violin has now sold.
About Robert MunroBased in Thurso, Robert Munro was an engineer by trade and an accomplished violin maker and fiddle player in his spare time. He made a total of 15 violins, including one for his wife who was also a keen fiddle player. As might be expected of an engineer, Munro commonly took his violins apart after completion in order to improve some aspect of their sound - how useful to be both a fiddler and a maker!
Having sold several of these instruments already, we have three remaining for sale: one made in 1959 , one in 1970 and the last in 1972. The violins are painstakingly made and offer a real bargain in terms of quality of workmanship and tone. The instruments bear a striking resemblance to the instruments of the Venetian maker Degani and are presented in excellent original condition.