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

Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.

23 May 2017 12:21
thumbnail

TC Helicon launch VoiceLive 3 Extreme vocal and guitar FX unit at Musikmesse 2015.

14 Apr 2015 16:15
thumbnail

TC Electronic expand the Ditto Looper lineup with the Ditto Stereo Looper.

14 Apr 2015 06:45
thumbnail

TC Electronic have released two new versatile 3-mode effect pedals.

23 Jan 2015 17:09
thumbnail

TC-Helicon have launched the Switch-6, a footswitch with, yep, 6 switches.

23 Sep 2014 16:49
thumbnail

A special edition version of the popular TC Electronic Ditto Looper pedal has been announced.

22 Jul 2014 16:00

Recent Music News

thumbnail

A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.

18 May 2017 16:00
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

Renowned for their legacy of revolutionary amplifiers and guitar pedals, Gurus have fast established themselves as a leading voice in the guitar industry

15 May 2017 17:04
thumbnail

Control the harmonic content and output of your tone in one fell swoop. Designed for all things gritty and tenacious, Earthquaker's Erupter puts fuzz back on the map.

10 May 2017 16:55
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

One of contemporary jazz's most revered figures, the legendary Django Reindhardt's Levin Deluxe archtop Guitar is to go on auction at the end of the month.

8 May 2017 12:13