1961 Suzuki 3/4 Violin

My guy Andy gave this old Japanese-made Suzuki 3/4-size violin a full going-over and adjustments and as a result it sounds excellent and plays spot-on. I'm really quite surprised at how good a tone it has -- it's clean and full and easy on the ears.

The label in the f-hole clearly notes that this is a Suzuki-branded/made instrument but the year of manufacture is not obvious, though I think it reads as 1961. The case, style of build, and general looks suggest that era, too.

Repairs included: soundpost set, crack re-repairs, new strings, bridge fitting, cleaning, setup, etc.

Weight: 1 lb 0 oz

Scale length: 12"

Nut width: 7/8"

Body length: 13"

Body width: 7 3/4"

Body depth: 1 1/2" + arching

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid fmaple

Bridge: maple

Fingerboard: ebonized maple (same as tail and pegs)

Neck wood: maple

String height: between fiddler's and classical height
Strings: Thomastik Alphayue

Neck shape: medium C

Neck relief: straight

Condition notes: while it has some old repairs extant (especially in regards to an old repaired crack to the back's center), this instrument has been gone through and is in good order -- ready to play. There's mild wear to the finish at the edges of the body and a little finish crackle here and there. It appears all original, too.

It comes with: its original case.

Consignment tag: B52