Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Violin aboard the Titanic to be auctioned

The instrument is thought to have belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley.
Great deals on musical instruments
A rare piece of history is set to go up for auction, as a violin thought to be played on the Titanic will be sold to the highest bidder.

The instrument is believed to have belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley who, along with eight members of his orchestra, sacrificed their own lives to keep others calm when the ship was sinking.

Titanic experts Henry Aldridge & Son, based in Wiltshire, are expecting the violin to fetch a record amount in the hundred of thousands of pounds once the final scientific tests are carried out to check its authenticity.

The vessel was dubbed as the "unsinkable ship" when it left for its maiden voyage between Southampton and New York but disaster struck when the Titanic collided with an iceberg on April 14th 1912.

The ship went down with well over 1,500 souls, and should the violin prove the very instrument that was owned and played by Wallace Hartley it will have managed to survive when so many others perished.

Posted by AW.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801546756-ADNFCR Posted on 26 Feb 2013 11:29 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Available for purchase now at Gear4music, Stone Deaf's brand new range of amplifiers give the modern player a number of tonal options and sizes to explore!

20 Feb 2017 16:40
thumbnail

Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.

20 Feb 2017 13:42
thumbnail

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53
thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55

Recent Music News

thumbnail

With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.

23 Feb 2017 15:03
thumbnail

Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.

23 Feb 2017 12:46
thumbnail

The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.

22 Feb 2017 12:10
thumbnail

Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.

21 Feb 2017 16:28
thumbnail

Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!

21 Feb 2017 12:42
thumbnail

A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.

21 Feb 2017 10:05