John Aschow was one of top makers in the San Francisco area during the first part of the 20th century. The Aschow shop was continued until 1969 by his son. This violin is an excellent example of John Aschow's work.
Born in 1907, this excellent maker worked in Berlin and Hamburg before settling in Hohendorf. This violin is in perfect condition and has a brilliant, responsive tone.
Gustave Bazin was a member of the famous Bazin bow making family. He worked with important violin makers such as Emile Laurent and Collin-Mezin before returning to Mirecourt making instruments in the Parisian style.
Although not well known, Ghode was a fine maker, as evidenced by this violin.
Beginning in the latter part of the 19th century, William Lewis & Sons in Chicago was one of the most important violin shops in the world. Their instruments labeled Gustav August Ficker were always of highest quality and this excellent violin is one of their finest.