Violin labelled Lacote, Saxony, circa 1900

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Violin labelled Lacote, Saxony, circa 1900

About Markneukirchen 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 Germany around 1900 and is modelled after the instruments of Guarneri 'del Gesù'. It is labelled Lacote à Paris, most likely as a marketing tool.

The violin has a two piece back of book-matched, quarter-sawn maple. The ribs are of similar wood and the head is of plainer maple. The front is two pieces of straight-grained spruce which widens towards the flanks. The varnish is an attractive golden-brown colour and the violin has been extensively antiqued.

The violin has a length of back of 360 mm.

How does it sound?

This violin is at its best on the lower strings. Whilst the A and E both have good volume, a sweetness of tone and are balanced and responsive, it is the D and G which are more remarkable. They possess fullness and richness which is relatively unusual in an instrument in this price bracket.


The violin is in excellent condition.

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