I recently had the opportunity to examine a Peder Svindsay violin from 1961 (sometimes spelled Pete or Peter Swindsay). Peder’s style is interesting, the fluting of his scroll is broad and sweeping and I’ve included a picture of that below, however, i was particularly impressed with his corner miters. These manage to include a graceful sweep along the c-bout line and have a certain liveliness and energy. Corner miters are always done by hand and are clear sign of the maker’s patience and care.
Peder was originally from Norway and a founding member of the Violin Maker’s Association of British Columbia in 1957. He was an accomplished violin, viola, cello and bow maker. He owed a shop in Vancouver for some time and won many awards for his work at the Association competitions and internationally.