Violin made in Saxony, circa 1930
This violin has now sold.
About Markneukirchen violinsThis 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 this violinThis violin was made in Saxony circa 1930 and is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari.
The violin has a two piece maple back with ribs and scroll to match. The front is two pieces of straight-grained spruce, widening towards the flanks, and the varnish is warm brown in colour.
The violin has a length of back of 357 mm.
How does it sound?This is a bright, clear violin which projects well. It is easy to play and responds well to changes in colour and dynamic. This violin would make an excellent upgrade for an advanced young player.
ConditionThe violin is in excellent condition.