Views of Pegbox on Violin by Salzard Workshop,
Mirecourt, ca. 1840-1875
NMM 9965. Violin
by Salzard workshop, Paris or Mirecourt, ca. 1840-1875. Brand on inside of back: SALZARD
/ à Paris [cursive lettering]. Black
ink inscription, below inside brand: 1787. Brand on back button: SALZARD. This violin
features a set of early steel and brass machine heads located inside
the pegbox. Gift of Daniel Draley, DeWitt, Iowa, 2001.
quarter-cut spruce, medium grain.
quarter-cut maple with narrow curl, ascending from treble to bass; pin holes in back just inside of purfling at top and bottom blocks.
Ribs: quarter-cut maple
with narrow curl, angled to the right; rib corners chamfered.
Head and neck: maple with very narrow curl.
Edging: varnish removed from edges.
brown; artificial shading, varnish
partially removed, simulating wear on each side of tailpiece, lower
and center bouts of back, at upper treble edge of back, and on upper
treble rib; varnish removed from edges and scroll and pegbox chamfers.
and brass machine heads, the mechanism inside pegbox; small, round ebony peg heads with rounded edges.
Back length: 359 mm
Upper bout width: 165 mm
Center bout width: 112 mm
Lower bout width: 206 mm
Rib height: 30-32 mm
Stop length: 191 mm
length: 322 mm
Original neck length (bottom of nut to ribs): 131 mm
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