A charming little fiddle whcih according to the label was made by Samuel Raynor in Ripley, Derbyshire in 1967. It is apparently the 11th one he made.
Mr. Raynor will have been an amateur maker (at least I hope he didn’t give up the day job) and the whle instrument is a little rough and ready. The top is made of three pieces of fairly cheap softwood, but the back is one very nice piece of flamed maple. It has huge f-holes and the fingerboard is a little wider than standard at the nut.
Plays well and sounds quite nice, all things considered.