Rushworth & Dreaper volins are labelled English, because the firm was based in Liverpool, England. The only thing that is really English about their violins, violas and cellos is the fact that this legendary music company was English.
Rushworth & Dreaper, sold music instruments for 134 years, during this period it mainly made harmoniums, church and concert organs. All the other instruments including violins, cellos and violas bearing the company’s label were mostly made for them, usually in Germany or France.
Most of the Violins labelled Rushworth & Dreaper were actually made for in Germany and sometime in France. So, the origin of this instrument is probably Markneukirchen or Mirecourt.
This English labelled violin was made either in Germany or France. This ¾ Rushworth & Dreaper violin will suit a violin maker or restorer looking for a project. The violin is structurally sound; it however needs some work done to it to get it back to playing condition.
- Details of half sized Rushworth & Dreaper violin
- Size: 3/4
- Condition: Needs full restoration