Thomas Hardie was, like his father Matthew, a hard-living man whose habits sabotaged his great skills and prospects. His instruments possess excellent sound quality and are well-made, following the long-pattern Stradivari model preferred by his father, ...Read More though the craftsmanship is less precise. In a flippant attempt to acknowledge the popularity of in the mid-1800s, Hardie sometimes substituted the Guarneri-style f-holes in his usual Stradivari pattern.
- The auction record for this maker is $13,466 in Oct 2011, for a violin. - 10 auction price results.