Sorry, this item from ABC Modern is not available.
View Similar ItemsView More
Aluminum Violin, designed by John Burdick for the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), circa 1930. An incredibly sculptural and emblematic icon of the Machine Age. The Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) first produced John Burdick’s full size aluminum bass in 1928. Dr. Joseph Maddy, the founder of the Interlochen School of Music, was drawn to the instrument for it's experimental use of material and it's sturdy quality. In 1932, Maddy collaborated with Burdick and ALCOA to produce the aluminum violin, which was distributed by the Aluminum Musical Instrument Company. It is signed with the distributor’s decal label to interior: "Aluminum Musical Instrument Co. Ann Arbor, Michigan 1932 patent applied for". Another example of this design is featured in the book "Aluminum by Design", Nichols, pg. 29.
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Very good condition, hand polished to a gleaming shine. It has been restrung, however the setup was left as found, and it may need tuning or other minor modifications if you intend to play it.
23.5 in. H x 8.25 in. W x 3.75 in. D
60 cm H x 21 cm W x 10 cm D
Number of Items
More from this Dealer
You May Also Like
Rare Gabonese African Harp
A rare figurative harp from made by the Vuvi or Tsogo people of Gabon. It is an instrument traditionally played by young men and boys. These rare instruments are well known for their or...
19th Century Nigerian Tribal Gong
An old Nigerian iron gong with spiral finial. Although the gong is a type of percussion instrument used on a daily basis, a gong of this size had value beyond its material usefulness...
19th Century Music Instrument Shop Sign
This sign was from a music shop. It is all carved in wood, shaped as a lyre (stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp with strings fixed to a crossbar, used especially in ancient ...
Bakelite Radio Signed Henry Brun Royet 3 Rue St. E...
Bakelite radio signed Henry Brun Royet 3 Rue St. Etienne Type 629D No. 21 326, 1950's. Very good condition and in order. Electrical system and valves are original. Measures 50x23 cm ...
Atlantic type 104A radio-record player, French man...
Atlantic type 104A radio-record player, French manufacture, 1951, mechanism and originals valves never repaired. The radio works, while the record player needs repairs. Wooden cabinet i...
Fender Telecaster Guitar Autographed by Bruce Spri...
This is a Fender Telecaster, a Japanese reissue, circa 1992. Handsigned by Bruce Springsteen. He Wrote ' To Vance All The Best '. Guitar and Bruce's signature is excellent, a slight rub...
Rock and Roll Legends Autographed Guitar
This Epiphone Sheraton guitar is signed by BB King, John McLaughlin, George Benson, Carlos Santana, Les Paul, JJ Cale, Link Wray Scotty Moore, Lonnie Mack, Chet Atkins, Alvin Lee and Bo...
David Bowie Autographed Guitar
This Fender model 200Sx guitar is handsigned by David Bowie in 1995. He signed his name and dated it 95. This Fender guitar was manufactured in Indonesia. This autograph was obtained in...
Autographed Rolling Stones Guitar, circa 1994
A Rolling Stones guitar circa 1994 signed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. This guitar was autographed in person by Keith Richards who also inscribed, "It is only Rock and Roll but I...
Silver and enamel miniature violin
A/2849, Tuscan miniature violin, silver and blue enamel, in its little case.
Johnny Cash and Bono Guitar
This is a Gibson Epiphone guitar circa 1992 signed in 1994 by the great Johnny Cash, famous for the song, "I Walk the Line". Later that year this guitar was presented to Bono of U2 who...
Fantastic Pair of Mid Century Drum Tole Side Table...
A fantastic pair of 1950's Drum Top Tole Side tables attributed to Piero Fornasetti with Eagle, Laurel Leaves and Shield design.The added Novelty is a rope tension attached to Decorati...