'The Miniature'

Privately Owned
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

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 '.