A. E. Smith
1880 – 1978
Who was A. E. Smith?
Arthur Edward Smith MBE, known as A. E. Smith was an English-born Australian violin and viola maker whose violins and violas are prized for their 'excellence of tone' and 'decorative elements'. According to some musicians, "it is his violas that have the greatest reputation, being easily counted amongst the greatest ever created, regardless of era or nationality."
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- May 16, 1978
on July 23, 2013