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wrb - Posted - 11/29/2020:  00:27:35


Can anyone help me figure out the age of a fiddle I just got. It’s a William Lewis and Sons model 126. I can give more info on the label inside of someone can help.

Earworm - Posted - 12/01/2020:  07:06:21


Okay, here's a little lazy armchair research for you. There's a Wikipedia article that you can give a read, if you haven't found it already. And I also found a discussion thread on this forum that seems to cover some of these topics, but I did not read it thoroughly. It looks like the company acquired musical instruments for many makers. Is there a reason you need to know the age, other than general curiosity / bragging rights, etc? I would think the tone of the instrument & overall satisfaction would be top of the list, though I understand that it is fun to know everything you can about the little noise box on your arm.

DougD - Posted - 12/01/2020:  07:16:08


This is one time that if you search this site for "William Lewis" you'll find lots of discussion about these quite common student level instruments.

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