This violin was a major bone of contention in my family for generations. My Aunt Bea wanted one of us children to play it, and she managed to be mad at three generations because no one was interested. The instrument's shape is so beautiful, I decided to make it into a piece of art. I used old sheet music. and some of it had turned a wonderful sepia color. The music book covers were even better. Decoupage is as much fun as collage, and a lot easier! Turns out it wasn't a great violin, and would have tortured any poor child trying learn on it. This is a much better use.