2008 Wayne Clark (Vermont) 4/4 Violin

A local customer of mine, Mr. Wayne Clark, built this violin back in 2008. He's from Middlebury, VT and so it's a very local instrument. Wayne has been a member of the Champlain Valley Fiddler's Club for a long, long time and while the group is on the decline at the moment, it used to be a powerhouse for all the fiddling wildmen in the area.

He made it from scratch after taking a class on violin construction It had some setup-side wonkiness and a few details needing attending to when it arrived, but Andy dialed all of that in and now it's playing nicely. It has a good, solid, clean sound and an interesting, orangey-bright finish.

Repairs included: minor peg adjustments, fingerboard plane, minor touch-ups to fingerboard edges, bridge work, setup work, soundpost set, etc.

  • Weight: 1 lb 5 oz
  • Scale length: 12 7/8"
  • Nut width: 13/16"
  • Body length: 13 7/8"
  • Body width: 8 1/4"
  • Body depth: 1 1/2"
  • Top wood: solid spruce
  • Back & sides wood: solid flamed maple
  • Bridge: maple
  • Fingerboard: ebony
  • Neck wood: maple
  • String height: between "fiddle" low and "classical" high
  • Strings: Thomastik of some sort
  • Neck shape: medium C
  • Neck relief: straight

Condition notes: it's more or less "new." Everything is in good order but the neck angle is a little shallow and so a lower, more-old-school, bridge is fit to it. The fittings are all nice-quality.

It comes with: a good hard case.

Consignment tag: WC