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German violin labelled Max Osterode
The instrument is a very nice quality piece of work of 1915, as indicated on the label, and of German origin. The violin bears a label of Max Osterode, Stuttgart, 1915, that we cannot verify at this time due to lack of information about this person. The violin is good quality German instrument of sound and well made with individual, elegant soundholes and full archings. The back is a one piece back of very attractive mildly flamed maple. The varnish is an oil varnish of a red-brown color, possibly not original. The instrument is in perfect condition, has been overhauled by our luthiers and is set up with a new bridge, soundpost and strings. Its bright, strong tone is clear, brilliant and mature, dominant, carrying and nicely resonant.
Maker: Max Osterode
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Tone: Bright, brilliant, dominant