Edward Burr violin, Wellington 1930

SKU: s539

Edward Burr was New Zealand’s first full-time professional violin maker, establishing his Wellington workshop in 1921 and working until at least 1935, when his 155th violin was made. This handsome example, numbered #137 and completed in 1930, shows the strong influence the late 19th century French and Anglo-French Schools had on Burr’s making style. An evenly applied, golden brown varnish and crisply cut edges are complemented by a clear, resonant, warm tone across all registers and a particularly pleasing bell-like quality on the E string. This fine violin would suit an advancing player progressing into diploma level study.