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Ackermann & Lesser, Dresden - violin 1924 - top
Ackermann & Lesser, Dresden - violin 1924 - top
Provenance: Dresden
Maker: Ackermann & Lesser
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1925

German violin after Guarnerius by Ackermann & Lesser, Dresden 1925

In 1925 this old violin was built after a well-proven Guarnerius model, as a good example of instruments from the renowned Ackermann & Lesser company in Dresden. Ackermann & Lesser had musical instruments of many different types crafted in their own workshops, but they also bought instruments from selected makers; stringed instruments as the violin offered here that bears the original Ackermann & Lesser label often came from the well-known violin making town of Markneukirchen in Saxony. The excellent craftsmanship of this piece is impressively demonstrated by the finely crafted purfling, the rich spirit-oil varnish and the two-piece back that was made of deeply flamed sycamore maple. The nice, red-brown colored oil varnish has a lot of patina and bears some traces of use and some minor flaws. Our expert luthiers carefully worked over this instrument that is offered in best condition, ready to play with a recommendably strong, mature sound, that is very powerful and features some dark character.

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