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More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


Places and regions

Information about the important venues in the history of violin making.

Corilon violins: Violin makers and master violin makers in Munich

Cremona - the early Lombard history of violin making

Crossing borders: on the history of violin making in western Bohemia

IN PREPARATION Bubenreuth violin makers

International violin making competitions: Ente Triennale Cremona, Concours Etienne Vatelot, VSA competition, Mittenwald violin making competition and other contests

Klingenthal: the origin of violin making

Markneukirchen: violin making at the crossroads of craftsmanship and trade

Markneukirchen: violin making in “German Cremona”

Mirecourt - the spacious home of French violin making

Mittenwald: violin making “in the midst of the forest”

Noteworthy families of Markneukirchen violin makers

On the history of industrial factories in Mirecourt

Other families of Klingenthal violin makers

The bow makers of Markneukirchen: Knopf, Pfretzschner, Rau

The end of the great instrument-making companies in Mirecourt

The end of violin making in Klingenthal

The second phase: the more recent history of violin making in western Bohemia

Violin makers in Mittenwald: contemporary masters keeping their tradition alive with their vibrant craftsmanship.

Violin making in western Bohemia and the Vogtland region

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique Saxon master violin - 19th century, c.1870
  • 19th century Mittenwald violin. Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1860
  • Raffaello Bozzi at Antonio Monzino: Italian violin, 1940's
  • Italian violin, Romedio Muncher, Cremona 1929
  • American violin by W. Wilkanowski, Brooklyn, 1938
  • H. Derazey: Fine French violin from the workshop of Jean-Joseph Honoré Derazey
  • Saxonian violin by master luthier Max Heiling
  • Old Markneukirchen violin from Schuster & Co., 1942
  • Antique Markneukirchen violin, probably Schuster & Co.
  • Antique Violin from Saxony, approx. 1870
  • Antique Markneukirchen violin of quality, c.1890
  • Markneukirchen master violin, 1940's
  • German student violin after Stradivari, from Bubenreuth
  • Giorgio Grisales: Modern Italian violin, Cremona (certificate Giorgio Grisales)
  • Northern German violin by Richard Berger, Stralsund
  • German violin from Mittenwald, 1970'ies
  • Contemporary master violin by Marc de Sterke
  • Interesting German post-war violin, Hopf workshop, Taunusstein-Wehen
  • Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Antique Czech master violin. A fine copy of Johann Georg Thir, c.1900
  • Antique French 3/4 violin. Probably J.T. L.
  • François Fent, a fine historic French viola of the late 18th century (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Marcello Martinenghi, 1949: Fine Italian viola (certificate Eric Blot)