Violin made in Saxony, circa 1900
About Saxony violins
This violin was made in Markneukirchen, a small town in the Saxony region of Germany famous for its great number of violin making workshops. The town is less than 10km away from Luby, its Czech equivalent, leading to a great deal of crossover between the two towns. The town remains active as a centre of violin making today, with over 100 different instrument workshops and a charming museum dedicated to its extraordinary history.
About the violin
This violin was made in Markneukirchen around 1900. It is a workshop violin, meaning that it was made by a number of highly-skilled luthiers working as a team. Each person would have been responsible for a different aspect of the violin’s creation, from roughing out the belly to carving the scroll. This method allowed the workshops to produce a high number of instruments whilst not compromising on quality.
The violin has a ONE piece back of Lovely flamed maple. The front is two pieces of nicely grained spruce. The varnish is a warm pale brown colour laid over a lighter golden ground. The violin is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari and the length of back is 360 mm.
How does it sound?
Smooth and easy to play, this violin has a lovely dark sound. It is even across the strings and projects very well. Powerful and strong.
The violin is in very good condition and comes with original red plush lined case and really nice old bow.
A truly lovely instrument. Price €1,000.