Violin Identification - General Guidelines, Tools and Materials

Violin Identification - General Guidelines

Instructor: Philip Kass

For Study:

Bring 1-2 instruments that you have identification questions about, and more if you have them.

Tools and Materials:

Item Notes
Notebook and Pencil and/or Pen

Essential for note taking

Tape Measure

6’/3m.  Both scales are useful.


Should be 8X to 10X. Sides should not obscure light.

Dental mirror

Bend-a-lite Or other means of illuminating instrument interiors
Not essential but useful:  
Straight Edge 6”/15 cm.

Dial Calipers


Hand-held UV lamp