So, it's early August 2016 and this is my 25th instrument. Based, for sound, on the late-career Guarneri 'del Gesu' violin known as the 'Sainton', it has pronounced archings and a correspondingly bold tone.
The lion head? It is a representation of a couple of sandstone lions in my home town of Dumfries which were a friendly presence in my childhood.
November 2016 update - I have just returned from Fiddle Fest in Edinburgh, where this and Violin No.23 were tested and heartily approved by several excellent players. Gypsy Jazz? Yes, please!
ON SALE AT STRINGERS, EDINBURGH