The instrument does not have a resonance box, presenting a hollow structure imitating the contours of a common violin. This structure is made of solid cedar wood and the instrument’s fingerboard is made of ebony. The previous inventories of the museum indicate that the instrument has the Charles F. Albert system, a violin maker from the United States of America. It has four strings tuned G2-D3-A3-E4. To play, the musician rests the instrument’s lower end on the left side of his neck, touches the strings with the bow, which is guided by the right hand, at the same time as the left hand fingers press the strings to produce the notes. The museum’s specimen does not have a bow or a bridge and it has only got two tuning pegs.
Violin made solely for the study of the technique, since it does not have a resonance box. This type of violin was very common on the end of 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.
BASE MINERVA, 2013.
BETHENCOURT; BORDAS; CANO; CARVAJAL; SOUZA; DIAS; LUENGO; PALACIUS; PIQUER, ROCHA, RODRIGUEZ; RUBIALES; RUIZ, 2012.
MUSEU DA MÚSICA PT, 2014.