William Wilkanowski Violin
Are there any other Wilkanowski Violin Owners out there?
In addition to being a more lighter orange/yellow, unlike his more "red" violins, Mine does not feature the signature "W": and is more expensive than most that have the "W" inlay. Is this significant?
Also, the label on the inside features the number 19. Is this the 19th produced?
I had several Wilkanowski's in the 80's 90's, a couple early ones with no W and a couple beautiful reddish ones with the W. The number is probably right. So, probably an early one, I would say. Wish you could post a photo
I will tomorrow!
I see a few too many of these on ebay to think they're all hand made by one guy?????
So many American makers imported German violins in the white and finished them with their secret graduation/varnish etc, is this one of those??
Lyndon, Mine is a much rarer, older one, made long before he started machine producing them by the hundreds. He mass producedmany from 1925 onwards. Mine is Ca. 1920...
That would explain it.
I just got one in that has a "Made expressly for Ditson" label in it, and I have one, and have seen 3 with Juzek labels, all dated during the second world war.
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