Franciszek Marduła

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

Franciszek Marduła

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: Franciszek „Gał” Marduła

Date: 1976

Town: Zakopane

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-92, identification no. MKiS XVc-92

Provenance: bought on 20 Sept. 1977

Description: designed by the maker; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece back from flame maple, varnish in orange shades

Inscriptions: handwritten label reads Franciszek Marduła / Zakopane 1976 r.

Measurements: body length 360 mm, upper bout 170 mm, middle bout 114 mm, lower bout 210 mm, total length 592 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Fifth Prize at the 1977 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Kurt Gütter, KIL-88)

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

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