Miniature luthier to
replace missing bridge
This violin was
carved in an attempt to challenge the
Guinness Book of World Records for the
smallest 'playable' violin. It
measures 5-1/4" from scroll to tailpiece.
The tuning pegs turn, and the body is hollow
complete with base bar and sound post.
It comes complete with a bow and custom
case. The miniature travelled as part
of a collection of a private collection of
unique instruments during which time the
bridge went missing. It is back in the
family's possession after a 30 year hiatus.
We cannot verify whether the violin was ever
submitted to, or acknowledged by, Guinness,
although internet searches have found
articles making cryptic references to '
the 5-1/4 '.