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This instrument is associated with the Royal Marines Band and was repaired and renovated by the company Boosey and Hawkes, in London, circa 1945. It is a violin made with spruce top, and maple back, ribs, neck and scroll. It has four friction wooden pegs (three made of boxwood and one of rosewood) with modern strings, each one with a fine tuner at the modern tailpiece (probably a Thomastik model). The nut, fingerboard, and chinrest are probably made of ebony. There is a wire mute attached to middle strings, between the bridge and the tailpiece.

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  • Inscriptions:Paper label inside: RMB No 1435 1945 / Boosey & Hawkes, Ltd / 295 Regent Street, London, W1 / Charles Georges Brugère a Paris, 1900
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Height: 590mm; Height of body: 360mm; Width: 220mm