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A kit violin is a small violin with a small body and a relatively long fingerboard. It was originally designed to fit a pocket, and it was especially used by dance masters in royal courts as well as street musicians up until the 18th century. This kit violin is made of maple, while the belly is made of pine.The back is made from one piece and the violin has a double purfling and f shaped sound holes. This instrument is covered with a golden yellow varnish and it has viol shaped shoulders. This kit violin was described in a letter from Messrs Hill dated on the 18th of February 1950, as an old dancing master's kit.

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