This instrument has an even, mellow, slightly bright sound.
It bears a printed label that reads:
Donald McKinley Los Angeles
California Faciebat Anno 1981
The back is formed from two pieces of quarter-cut maple, marked by medium-narrow-width flame that slants downward from the center joint. The wood of the ribs and scroll is similar to that of the back. The two-piece spruce top has straight, medium-narrow, even grain.
The instrument is covered with a warm golden orange varnish over a light gold ground. The violin is in excellent condition.
Length 35.4 cm
Upper Bouts 16.6 cm
Middle Bouts 10.9 cm
Lower Bouts 20.4 cm
Sweet, even, mellow, medium bright.