Violin by Georg II Carl Klotz, Mittenwald, 1765
This violin has now sold.
About Georg II Carl KlotzGeorg Carl Klotz was the grandson of Matthias Klotz, the tailor´s son who became the father of Mittenwald violin making. Georg II was born in 1723, the eldest son of Matthias´ son Sebastian. Like his father, Georg is credited with being amongst the finest of the Klotz makers.
Georg´s father Sebastian and uncle Georg I developed the model we now think of as being distinctly Mittenwald, and Georg II was an exceptionally fine maker who continued in this tradition. Georg II and his two brothers represent the zenith of the Mittenwald Klotz style.
About the violinThe violin was made in 1765 and is an excellent example of the distinctive Klotz model.
The front is two pieces of fine-grained spruce and the one piece back is of delicately-figured maple. The ribs and scroll are of similar wood. The varnish is characteristically dark, laid over a much lighter golden ground. The violin has a length of back of 359 mm.
How does it sound?Dark and generous but with the ability to project all of that sound, this is a stunning instrument! It represents our idea of the perfect balance between light and dark, power and warmth. The violin´s natural singing voice sits around forte, making it very easy to float above an orchestra without having to work too hard. It also has a delightfully compelling intimate register that is equally easy to play.
ConditionThe violin is in very good condition and bears its original label.