Meyers-Halvarson Violin, Nashville, Michigan, circa 1966 – SOLD – SOLD – SOLD – April 7, 2021


1966 (M-H) N424

This (M-H) 1966 violin is an imported instrument shell from Klingenthal, German to the Meyer-Halvarson Violin shop in Nashville, Michigan. The instrument was fully reworked, set up and varnished in Nashville. The violin contains a label made in house at the (M-H) shop. It is not a trade label of ornate quality created and installed in Germany. William Meyers and Ernfried Halvarson were violin makers who honed their craft in Chicago. They were both known for their fine quality restoration work and fine instruments. Both men wanted to hunt and fish too, so they left the big city to start their partnership in 1936 in Nashville, MI. The business continued until 1971. There violins are well made and features all Italian contours and numbers in the length, bouts and ribs. The Strad measurements and arching help this instrument put out and sustain power. The violin shows many signs of hand work in the purfling, scroll and in the orange-brown varnish. The hand drawn varnish is transparent and well shaded all on a gold ground. The instrument is in very good condition. The top plate has some fingernail chatter along the fingerboard where a player might hit the top of the body alongside the fingerboard and the edges have some very minor healthy wear. These are healthy signs a player spent much time with the instrument, while loving the sound because of the visual wear evident on the instrument.

SKU #18400

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