A Violin by Wm. Hill and Sons, New Bond Street, London, c.1900
Wm Hill - front   Wm Hill - side

Here is what Henley has to say about this maker in his 'Universal Dictionary'...

"A firm particularly honourable in the annals of the violin world. Their zeal and integrity has never for a moment been questioned and the name 'Hill and Sons' is indeed a magical one. As modern instruments nothing more beautifully designed and of more refined workmanship can possibly be imagined...the loveliest wood is enhanced by the ever-varying shades of equally lovely varnish, applied with the greatest artistry...these instruments will have an unassailable position in the future when age has ripened the tone'

Here is onesuch, recently restored to playing order, and not much more need be said, as the pictures speak for themselves. The violin has it's own, remarkable voice, richly mature, well-balanced, responsive, and is a joy to play. Certainly strong enough for solo work, it is now available for trial, with distance no object.

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Wm Hill - side   Wm Hill - detail
Wm Hill - back
 
Violin by Wm Hill, c.1900 - label
Wm Hill - scroll   Wm Hill - scroll   Wm Hill - scroll