1925 John Bauman
I am always fascinated with early American made fiddles. The woods used and designs are often just a little different than the millions of vintage European instruments that are on the market. The interesting design feature of this instrument is the upper and lower bouts are narrower than the normal Strad copy instruments we see every day. The upper and lower bouts are 6" and 7-1/2" respectively compared to 6-7/16" and 8" commonly seen. This gives the illusion of a longer instrument. Back and sides are likely American curly maple. Top is fine grained spruce. Ebony fingerboard and rosewood pegs and tailpiece complete the fittings. A good sounding instrument worthy of attention no matter what style you play. Price is $1,200 and includes a featherweight case. Stock number O35.