Franconian master violin by Otto Wolf

This 1960 masterpiece was created by the expert violin-making master Otto Wolf not far from Bubenreuth, Franconia's capital city, as it were, of building stringed and plucked instruments. Wolf based this violin on a model of his own design, and its allusion to Italian characteristics is apparent. The accurate purfling and the large, elegant scroll deserve special mention. The instrument has the original hand-written label that says, “H. Otto Wolf Geigenbaumeister Erlangen 1960” (H. Otto Wolf, master violin maker, Erlangen 1960)....

This 1960 masterpiece was created by the expert violin-making master Otto Wolf not far from Bubenreuth, Franconia's capital city, as it were, of building stringed and plucked instruments. Wolf based this violin on a model of his own design, and its allusion to Italian characteristics is apparent. The accurate purfling and the large, elegant scroll deserve special mention. The instrument has the original hand-written label that says, “H. Otto Wolf Geigenbaumeister Erlangen 1960” (H. Otto Wolf, master violin maker, Erlangen 1960). The top-quality tone woods have a light brown varnish with a harmonious-looking aesthetic. This violin is in perfect condition and has a large sound which is excellent for soloists. We can strongly recommend it: open, precise, bright and clear, full of substance and warmth in the lower registers.

H. Otto Wolf Geigenbaumeister Erlangen
Franconian master violin by Otto Wolf
Franconian master violin by Otto Wolf
Franconian master violin by Otto Wolf
Franconian master violin by Otto Wolf
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