Victor Nazario Cardenas Avila

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By John Dilworth

AVILA, Victor Nazario Cardena Born 1894 Jalisco Mexico, Worked San Diego, California USA. Fought alongside Pancho Villa in the Mexican Revolution. Self-taught maker, active from 1935. Worked in several cities in the USA, finally settling in San Diego, California. Personal model with cutaway upper treble bout. Slab-cut fronts with viol type soundholes. Coarse work. About 75 violins made. [Wenberg]

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