Andrzej Czernik-Gracka

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Andrzej Czernik-Gracka

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Andrzej Czernik-Gracka

Date: 1996

Town: Bukowina Tatrzańska

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-210, identification no. 210

Provenance: made for the 1996 H. Wieniawski International Violin Making Competition in Poznań (where it ranked fifth for sound); bought from the maker on 25 June 1996

Description: the maker’s own model; two-piece spruce belly with clear graining, two-piece flame maple back; varnish in brown shades on a golden primer

Inscriptions: handwritten label reading: Andrzej Czernik Gracka / Bukowina Tatrz. / 1996 rok

Measurements: body length 361 mm, upper bout 172 mm, lower bout 210 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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