Violin and chin rest, timber / fabric / plastic / metal, designed and made by Arthur Hodgson, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, 
Timber violin with wide grained belly, possibly pine or spruce. The belly is highly arched with two long and irregular f-holes cut into it. The belly appears to be made from a single piece of timber rather than being joined in the centre. Ribs and back are constructed from a single solid piece of timber which has been hollowed and shaped to form the body, neck and scroll. It has an unusually narrow waist for a playing instrument. Two tuning pegs are missing, as are the bridge, tailpiece and strings. No maker's mark or label is visible inside the instrument. A shoelace is threaded through the peg holes. The chin rest is detached; it is of black painted timber, wing shaped and is attached to a metal bracket.