This exceptional maker worked for a number of important makers including A.Wunderlich, E.Reinhold Schmidt and H.Glass before setting up in his own shop in 1904. This fine violin is illustrated in the important book on Vogtland violin makers by Zoebisch (pp.194-195). It is in superb condition and has a fine tone.
The G.A.Pfretzschner workshop in Markneukirchen is best known for their fine bows, but also produced exceptional string instruments as well. This beautiful violin has a truly fine tone.
Labeled Joseph Guarnerius
The Aschow family were the most important makers and dealers in the San Francisco East Bay area for almost 70 years, closing shop in 1969. John was born in Denmark and studied at the violin making school in Mittenwald before coming to this country at the beginning of the last century.
Heinrich Herman Todt trained in Markneukirchen and worked for an important maker in Busdapest befor reurning home. His workshop made high quality instruments for a number of important shops especially in the U.S. This violin was made for William Lewis and Son in Chicago, one of the largest and most important shops in the country.
Copy of A & H Amati
This beautifully made violin represents an exceptional value in a handcrafted Italian violin.
Philadelphia. John Albert who emigrated from Freiburg, Germany in 1848, took over the shop of Matthias Keller in Philadelphia in 1857. The firm was continued by the family into the 1930’s. This beautifully made violin has a nice brilliant tone and is in excellent condition.
Born in Sweden, Hennig worked in Miami, Denver (1920-1928) and Seattle. His work is highly respected for workmanship and the quality of his varnish.
The Eugen Meinel instruments were made by Ernst Heinrich Roth in the same style as the Roth instruments in the 1920s.