Professional Mittenwald violin, Klotz circle c.1770 (certificate Hamma & Co.)

Dating from around 1770, this highly interesting professional Mittenwald violin is an excellent work made in the Klotz tradition of Mittenwald. Elements of the elegant model indicate the strong influence of the Klotz violin model. The medium to finely-grained spruce of the top and the mild flames of the maple used in the two-piece back reflect its maker's extensive...

Dating from around 1770, this highly interesting professional Mittenwald violin is an excellent work made in the Klotz tradition of Mittenwald. Elements of the elegant model indicate the strong influence of the Klotz violin model. The medium to finely-grained spruce of the top and the mild flames of the maple used in the two-piece back reflect its maker's extensive experience and elegant style, which are also evident in the well-executed sound holes and purfling. The aged varnish shows patina and some traces of use which are fitting for the violin's age, as is the grafted scroll. Our atelier for violin making and restoration has meticulously worked over this fine and historic lightweight instrument, that is preserved in remarkable crack-free condition. With its wonderfully mature and aged sound full of strength, warmth and balance, this fine violin is an impressive testimony to the reasons why the Klotz school plays such an important part in the history of European violin making. This delicate Mittenwald master violin features a warm and mature, aged voice which is bright and sweet in the upper registers. The original certificate from Hamma & Co. is unfortunately only available to the owners in photocopy. This professional violin deserved the recommendation of our violinist, a member of the 1st violins in the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Professional violin from Mittenwald, circa 1770, Klotz school
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Hamma & Co. Stuttgart
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