David Bailey Rockwell (died c. 1925), though originally from Maine, worked in Boston c. 1878-1895, where he owned various businesses. A self-taught violin maker, he worked at different instrument shops and frequently moved to other cities, including Hartford, Detroit, Chicago, and San Francisco before finally settling in New York.
This violin, made in New York in 1912, is made of beautifully grained wood and displays Rockwell's first-rate craftsmanship. The tone is bright yet sweet, with an easy playing response and evenness throughout the registers.
David Bailey Rockwell violin, New York 1912 358 mm 4/4