Once again, from New England, an unusual pattern violin from 1883. Wm. D. Taber, of Rockville, RI, obviously an amature maker who delevoped his own shapes and even fit the bass bar at an angle rather than the standard position. A superb piece of Americana, it has a sound as unique as its shape, not overly loud, but sweet and interesting. You can easily imagine this instrument being played for local contradances and quadrilles.