German violins - a statement of quality
Germany has a long tradition of making violins that reaches back to the days of Caspar Hopf in Klingenthal. Most German violins were made in the traditional violin making centers of Markneukirchen / Klingenthal, Mittenwald and, since the mid 20th century, Bubenreuth in Germany. Hopf and Ernst Heinrich Roth are the best-known names of German violins outside Germany. Violins from Germany are characterized by a good, strong, solid tone and as being affordable compared to Italian violins they are appreciated by violinists worldwide.