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Carleen Hutchins Violin, 15″, 1968

Carleen Hutchins is one of the most famous American Violin makers. She has been a leading figure in American violin making for about 50 years. She has written extensively about the violin and has invented all sorts of new instruments and ways of studying string instruments. She has won many awards for her work and research. She invented a “new family” of instruments called the Violin Octet. The back measures approximately 15″ tall. The ribs measure about 7/8″. Approximately. The back is longer than the traditional sized violin and the depth is shallower.

Carleen Hutchins, SUS CMH No. 103, Montclair, NJ Violin GDAE 1968