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Violin/Please help identify an old "American Era violin"


Donald Ingram wrote at 2008-03-26 00:27:55
I also am in possession of an "American Era" "Made in U.S.A." violin which was more originally owned by my mother-in-law.  She likely purchased it used, prior to 1940, in Michigan.  It has the same darker finish, but  has a beautiful maple back and sides and spruce top.  There is no date, and no other identifying marking.

David Lashof - violin all expert wrote at 2015-03-13 23:42:54
American Era violins were made in the US and sold by Lyon and Healy violins in Chicago in the teens to 1920's. There were about 20 different models. This was during WWI when we couldn't import German instruments.


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Al Dzina


I can answer questions about violin and guitar making and restoration. I will not answer questions about playing these instruments, because I am a maker, not a player.


I was trained in violin making in Germany and have been working at this craft for sixty years.

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