This is the second of two violins made
in 1971, and the first of two 'square' bodied instruments
(see 1977 IV for the second).
Note that it lacks the 'waist' of traditional violins, and that the
'f-holes' are vertical slits.
We are not sure what prompted the shape of this well-worn fiddle, but can pretty much rule out the suggestion that it was a tribute to the maker's home province of Saskatchewan, although I think I can pick out the dot representing Yorkton in the fine example of Birdseye maple on the back.