This violin was commissioned as a Christmas gift for a Maryland judge. The Latin-engraved gold banner recessed into the back lends an extra bit of class to this instrument.
Here's what the customer says about the instrument: "[. . .] it is a beautifully made violin the playing of which gives me great pleasure and, I am told, renders even my playing enjoyable to others. This is high praise indeed."
Don't be fooled; I've heard him play, and he's quite good. For more of his and others' comments, visit our Testimonials page, or to hear a Skipper violin, go to the Audio Video section of this website.
This construction took place before I started taking daily pictures, so there are no construction photos of this project.