Violin by Christoph Götting, Hampshire, 2001
This violin has now sold.
About Christoph GöttingChristoph Götting is a highly-respected master luthier based in Mainz, Germany. He served his apprenticeship at the Mittenwald School of Violin Making and afterwards joined the workshop of J. & A. Beare, working there for 21 years. Götting set up his own Hampshire workshop in 1990, remaining there until his return to Germany in 2020.
Götting instruments are extremely well regarded for both their looks and tonal characteristics. His developments in the field of varnish are particularly interesting: his detailed study of the finest Cremonese instruments has led him to develop a relatively soft varnish, the appearance of which improves with age.
About the violinThe violin was made in Hampshire in 2001 and is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari.
The violin has a two piece back of highly-figured maple. The ribs and scroll are of similar wood. The front is two pieces of relatively narrow-grained spruce which widens towards the flanks and the varnish is a rich reddish-amber.
The violin has a length of back of 355mm.
How does it sound?This violin really does it all! It seems to have all of the projection you could ever desire, without any compromise in depth and colour. It is lightning-quick to respond and very satisfying to play. This is a quintessentially 'violin-y' violin, and is an ideal choice for someone who doesn't want to compromise on any aspect of tone.
ConditionThe violin is in excellent condition and bears its original label.