Violin Identification - General Guidelines, Tools and Materials

Violin Identification - General Guidelines, Tools and Materials

For Study:

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

 Important:

  •  Notebook and Pencil and/or Pen, essential for note taking
  • Tape Measure – 6’/3m.  Both scales are useful.
  • Magnifier - 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