Devotion | 2020

Maker: Roman Clarkson

Year: 2020

Serial: 20-7

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– the act of dedicating something to a cause, enterprise, or activity

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

This violin has a wonderful sound and could easily be a player’s favorite. It would pair well with a violinist who molds it to be their own. Devotion was named because in making it, Roman felt it was a foundational instrument towards his forward progress as a violin maker—the f-holes became his own style, the purfling was well set and his scroll design became solidified.

Devotion has a red maple back and neck and ebony was used for the fingerboard and accessories. The finish is a spirit varnish, a combination of red, brown and yellow. The ground color of the spirit varnish and red spruce top together create a smooth suede leather look in red and brown. In the light, the flame shimmers, inviting others to look at it.