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Frantisek Zivec Violin (1959)
Frantisek Zivec Violin (1959), made in Melbourne, Australia, amber varnish finish, curly maple and spruce, brown canvas hard shell case.
The 2 piece back, ribs and scroll are of tightly curled maple and the top is of medium even grained spruce and the instrument has a medium amber varnish. It is a fine violin by a skilled craftsman.
Label printed: "Melbourne Frantisek Zivec As CSR Rok vyroby 1959, Australia".
Information from the Directory of Australian Violin and Bow Makers Compiled by Alan Coggins: ZIVEC, Frantisek (Frank) (1901 - 1963). Migrated to Melbourne, 1949. Set up a shop at 427 Lygon St, Carlton, Vic and produced about 8 - 10 instruments a year. Sold some instruments in USA.
Label: [ Melbourne | FRANTISEK ZIVEC | As CSR 1958 | Rok vyroby | Australia ] Blue printed card with white edging.
Length of back is 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm.). Scale length is 12 13/16 in. (325 mm.).
Violin shows minor wear. Very Good + Condition.
Item # 1809
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