Marian Wyka

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

Marian Wyka

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: Marian Michał Wyka

Date: 1960

Town: Warsaw

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-50, identification no. MKiS XV-X-49

Provenance: bought on 26 Nov. 1966 from Róża Wyka, the maker's widow

Description: A. Stradivari model; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece back from flame maple; oil varnish in light brown shades; ebony tuning pegs, fingerboard, tailpiece and chin rest; in 1970 Antoni Wayda replaced the old varnish with new one and made a new sound post among other repairs

Inscriptions: calligraphic label: Marian Wyka / budował w Warszawie w 19(60) r. [Built by Marian Wyka in Warsaw in 1960]

Measurements: body length 357 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 112 mm, lower bout 207 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore, ebony

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

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