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 guitarswith a bow
Violin maker: unknown
Date: end of the 19th c.
Owner: in private possession
Provenance: possessed by the family of violinist Magdalena Suchecka-Richer before 1939
Description: instrument possibly made by a Tyrolean violin maker; original back replaced, belly seriously damaged during the war in 1939, repaired after 1945; neck replaced in Poznań ca. 1980 on the suggestion of Professor W. Kamiński; good tonal properties yet limited range
Violinists: Magdalena Suchecka-Richer (honorable mention at the 1981 International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań)