European workshop & master violins under €5000
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MASTER VIOLIN FROM CHINA. Master Chinese violin from ca. 2007, unlabeled. Looks and sounds like a violin in the 3.000 - 5.000€ range. Very warm and mature sound. Impressive looking one-piece back. Ebony fittings. Josef Teller 3-star bridge. Medium brown varnish that allows the flamming and grains of the wood to come through. PRICE: €2.020.
GERMAN VIOLIN FRANK REINER. German violin made in 1929 in Hamburg; original label, ebony fittings, exceptional one-piece back with wide flames; Wittner tailpiece; medium-brown and reddish varnish over a yellow ground; corpus is 359 mm. No cracks or repairs. Suitable for a skilled player, bright and even tone. Price €2.356.
VIOLIN LABELED JAN NEMCEK. Very good quality instrument, it is from the collection of an important concertmaster in Central Europe. Ornately-carved fittings, Aubert bridge, interesting flamming on a two-piece back. Orange-brown varnish. A fine sound voice of quality from an instrument that is on the border between best workshop and the best stages of master quality. PRICE: €2.960.
OLD GERMAN WORKSHOP VIOLIN. Ebony fittings, corpus of 357 mm; two-piece back; nearly re-varnished; no cracks or repairs; Exceptionally fine tone for a violin in this price class. Some wear on the corners, as this violin has been played rather than stored. Perfect German workshop violin for a student or advanced player who wants something ‘old’ with a sound of quality. PRICE €3.150.
CZECH VIOLIN BY TOMAS SKALA made in 1999, op. 71. Skala is a leading violin maker in the Czech Republic, who learned much from his father-in-law, the Czech violin maker, Emil Lupac. This instrument by Skala features an orange-brown varnish with a two-piece back of broadly-flamed maple. The tone is bright, clear and has fine resonance. Rosewood fittings. PRICE: €4.050.
ROMANIAN VIOLIN BY GIUSEPPE BUDAI. The master Romanian maker from Transylvania, Giuseppe Budai made this violin in 1998. The instrument features a glorious back in one piece with diagonally-flamed maple. The varnish is a medium brown over a yellow ground. The tone is warm and rich, with equal power and character on all strings. Fine workmanship and selection of seasoned wood. Corpus 359 mm. Ebony fittings. PRICE: €4.100.
MASTER VIOLIN BY JOSEF HOLPUCH, Czech Republic, 2000. Josef Holpuch is a name known to players and dealers familiar with contemporary Czech violin making. This violin, made in 2000, has a medium-brown and gold varnish. The two-piece back is quite distinctive with horizontal flaming. The medium grains of the top are quite even. This violin’s tone is clear, pure, and projects nicely. Rosewood fittings. PRICE: €4.700.
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