German violins - solid craftmanship and warm, rich sounds
Germany has a long tradition of violin making, dating back to the time of Caspar Hopf in Klingenthal. Most German violins were made in the traditional violin making centers of Markneukirchen / Klingenthal, Mittenwald and since the middle of the 20th century in Bubenreuth in Germany. Hopf and Ernst Heinrich Roth is one of the best known names for German violins outside Germany. Violins from Germany are characterized by a good, strong, solid tone and, being affordable compared to Italian violins, are appreciated by violinists worldwide.