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Johann Gottfried Hamm, master violin from the Vogtland region, c. 1780
Johann Gottfried Hamm, master violin from the Vogtland region, c. 1780
Johann Gottfried Hamm, master violin from the Vogtland region, c. 1780
Johann Gottfried Hamm, violin - maple back
Johann Gottfried Hamm, violin - maple back
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Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Johann Gottfried Hamm
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: approx. 1780
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Johann Gottfried Hamm, master violin from the Vogtland region, c. 1780

With its powerful, warm and melodious voice, this 18th century master violin from the Vogtland region satisfies demanding standards and is a magnificent partner for professional musicians. Its creator, the Markneukirchen master luthier
Johann Gottfried Hamm, is one of the luminaries in the history of violin making in Saxony who upheld traditional artisanal approaches and an unmistakable artistic signature amidst the rapidly growing instrument-making industry. His strategy was successful, too: even in his day, Johann Gottfried Hamm was seen as the most important craftsmen of his Klingenthal family, and his contemporaries regarded him as one of the finest masters in the guild. The fine Johann Gottfried Hamm violin presented here is the perfect manifestation of the self-confidence it is thoroughly justified in demonstrating, and this is clearly articulated in an interesting, very personal model and in the expressive, delicately carved scroll. The striking high table leaves no doubt as to the region from which the instrument hails. Its craftsmanship reflects the talent and experience of its master, who at the time was in his mid-thirties and had already been a master for nearly half his life. A closer look at the exquisite margins and delicate purfling indicate the violin’s quality; it is also evident in the discerning choice of gently flamed maple for the back, which was carved as a single piece to highlight the attractive grain of the premium wood. The original stamp I.G.H. was placed on the back, confirming Johann Gottfried Hamm as the master craftsman. Like so many outstanding instruments which have survived for so long, this violin has undergone some repairs which were all executed with the great care it deserves. We took a particularly careful look at an older table repair along the center joint that attracts the eye and verified that it was reliably repaired in such a way that it has no effect whatsoever on the sound. This Johann Gottfried Hamm violin can be offered at a very competetive price and is now ready to play and is warmly recommended thanks to its warm, bright, flute-like sound complemented by a slightly sweet note.

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