Donaghadee,Co.Down is the home of the well known violin maker Peter Boardman.Mr.Boardman has in his possession a set
of moulds which came from Hugh Gordon`s workshop originally and were passed on by various violin enthusiasts.I took the first
4 photos shown here with Peter`s kind permission.
The `Gordon ` stamp
External mould as made and used by Hugh Gordon
Pattern from 1850
Bog oak fingerboards as used by Hugh Gordon
All research on this site was carried out independently by Michael Costello between 1978 and 2005.All photos
and information are the property of the author and may not be copied or reproduced without his permission.