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Contemporary fiddle fitted with an electronic pick-up, with bow and case: Scottish, Shetland, by Ewen Thomson, pick-up by Kenny Johnson, Shetland, 2009

Contemporary fiddle fitted with an electronic pick-up, with bow and case: Scottish, Shetland, by Ewen Thomson, pick-up by Kenny Johnson, Shetland, 2009

Electric cello, painted in Arctic Silver Lotus car paint, by Dave Shepton, Starfish Designs (Scotland) Ltd, North Ballachulish, Scotland, 2011

Electric cello, painted in Arctic Silver Lotus car paint, by Dave Shepton, Starfish Designs (Scotland) Ltd, North Ballachulish, Scotland, 2011

Cello made by Mathew Hardie & Son of Edinburgh, 1823

Cello made by Mathew Hardie & Son of Edinburgh, 1823

Digital image, copy of a glass plate negative, from a collection of family photographs lent by Alexander Downie depicting a man playing piano in a family sitting room c.1910-1920

Digital image, copy of a glass plate negative, from a collection of family photographs lent by Alexander Downie depicting a man playing piano in a family sitting room c.1910-1920

Carte-de-visite depicting two musicians, one holding a tenor horn and the other a saxophone, by an unknown photographer

Carte-de-visite depicting two musicians, one holding a tenor horn and the other a saxophone, by an unknown photographer

1/8 plate ambrotype, depicting a seated man holding a violin, unsigned, 1850s

1/8 plate ambrotype, depicting a seated man holding a violin, unsigned, 1850s

Electric violin, painted in Bordeaux Red Lotus car paint, by Dave Shepton, Starfish Designs (Scotland) Ltd, North Ballachulish, Scotland, 2011

Electric violin, painted in Bordeaux Red Lotus car paint, by Dave Shepton, Starfish Designs (Scotland) Ltd, North Ballachulish, Scotland, 2011

Urheen or two-stringed violin with body formed of part of a coconut, perforated with star ornament and gilt, and stem of red wood: China

Urheen or two-stringed violin with body formed of part of a coconut, perforated with star ornament and gilt, and stem of red wood: China

Tipaw, tiger paw, one of four contemporary musical instruments: Portuguese, Colares, by musical instrument maker Victor Gama, 2008

Tipaw, tiger paw, one of four contemporary musical instruments: Portuguese, Colares, by musical instrument maker Victor Gama, 2008

Vulk, vulcano or hurricane, one of four contemporary musical instruments: Portuguese, Colares, by musical instrument maker, Victor Gama, 2008

Vulk, vulcano or hurricane, one of four contemporary musical instruments: Portuguese, Colares, by musical instrument maker, Victor Gama, 2008

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