Sherlock violin finds home in museum

By Oliver Farrimond

A VIOLIN carved from a tree from Arthur Conan Doyle’s home has gone on display in a prestigious Scottish instrument collection.

The violin, which has been named “The Sherlock Violin” by creator Steve Burnett, was carved from a 170-year-old sycamore tree from the author’s childhood home in Edinburgh.

In Doyle’s celebrated novels, the super-sleuth would famously play the violin while solving cases.

Steve Burnett, who carved the violin from the sycamore, said that having the violin added to the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments was a “real honour”.

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