Otto Petzold, Bremerhaven, Germany, 1939

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Otto Petzold, Bremerhaven, Germany, 1939

Otto Hermann Petzold was taught by his grandfather, August, in Markneukirchen.


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Details

After his apprenticeship, Petzold worked for Frederick Markert in New York, returning to Germany in the mid-1920s. Around this time he developed his personal model.

This violin exhibits a striking one piece back, which Petzold’s personally prepared varnish sets off brilliantly. The top plate is of fine grained spruce and the workmanship is precise. It has a Certificate of Authenticity from the late German expert Walter Hamma.

This is a powerful violin the produces a vibrant, colourful, warm tone that sounds quite dark and deep in its lower registers and offers clarity and good projection. It is full sounding throughout its entire range, offers a fast response and richness in overtones with great playability; powerful resonance with double stoppings.

“This violin is an absolute thrill!”

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