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Kallie

Violin ID - W.H. Spence Bulawayo 1962

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Hello,

Does anyone perhaps have any info on a maker/shop "W.H. Spence"? Couldn't find anything on Google.

The violin is also signed on the inside on top. Only visible repair done previously is at the button.

Thank you in advance.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Ron MacDonald said:

Hi Kallie, good to see you back.  I checked both Henley and Dilworth.  Unfortunately, there is no mention of him.  Seems a decent instrument.

Hi Ron, thank you very much. :) Yes it's been a while.

 

Thank you for checking. The violin looks decent yes. My guess would be it was a violin bought in "white" and then reworked or rebranded by a hobbyist repairman/maker.

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8 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

Could it not, just as well have been made by someone in (then) Rodesia using the Herron-Allen book 

Possibly yes, but does it not seem a bit too well made for an amateur to have made it from scratch? Unless it is by a maker who knew what he was doing. But that makes me wonder why there is no mention of the maker anywhere.

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I think you will just have to ask any freinds out of Zimbabwe if his name is known, since it is obviously outside any "net" Henley and his ilk has, and doesn't look like a bought-in-the-white trade box

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2 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

I think you will just have to ask any freinds out of Zimbabwe if his name is known, since it is obviously outside any "net" Henley and his ilk has, and doesn't look like a bought-in-the-white trade box

Thank you very much, as always. :)

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