Douglas Cox Violin Opus 11 ~ Baroque Violin


The violin bears the label "Douglas C. Cox, Boston, 1978 #11". It is in baroque form, loosely patterned after the work of Nicolo Amati. The back is cut on the quarter from two pieces of maple with medium-broad flames descending from the center joint. The ribs and scroll are of maple matching that of the back. The table is of two pieces of spruce of fine grain on the treble side, medium width on the bass side. The varnish is somewhat shaded and of a golden brown color. The fingerboard and tailpiece are of ebony veneer set in flamed maple. The pegs are of ebony with white trim.



Built in 1978, this baroque instrument has been owned by two players. It is among his very first instruments, made while Mr. Cox worked in the restoration and repair shop at J. Bradley Taylor in Boston. Read more about this instrument on my blog.


Length: 354 mm
Upper Bout: 164 mm
Middle Bout: 108 mm
Lower Bout: 207 mm
Rib Height: 29-31 mm
String Length: 319 mm