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Antique German violin c.1900
Antique German violin c.1900
Antique German violin c.1900
- back
- back
- side
- side
- scroll
- scroll
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1900 circa
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Antique German violin c.1900

An antique German violin. The instrument is a very good quality handmade instrument of the turn of the century around 1900 in the Markneukirchen/Klingenthal area in Germany. The top is made of medium grained spruce, the two piece back of flamed maple. The slightly patinated varnish is of a dark red-brown color with only minor signs of use. The huge scroll is beautifully worked out. The violin is despite a minor repair at the upper rib (a bending crack that happened when the violin was made) undamaged and crackfree. It is set up with a new bridge and soundpost, new strings and new pegs. The bright sound is warm and open and a bit mellow.

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