Ernst Schmidt violin, Markneukirchen, Germany, 1912

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Ernst Schmidt violin, Markneukirchen, Germany, 1912

Bearing a trade “Stradivari’ label, the violin is signed internally on the back “Ernst Schmidt 669, Markneukirchen I.S. │ 1912”.


Please contact us for more details, quoting number 998.

Details

Ernst Schmidt ran a large and successful workshop with his brother; the firm employed a large number of staff making a range of neatly made trade instruments.

This violin has a lovely two piece back with similar wood in the ribs, narrower flamed maple used for the head and a finely graded two piece spruce top plate, all covered in a warm red-brown-over-gold, shaded varnish.

It has a powerful, dark sound filled with rich overtones throughout is range. Very sensitive to dynamics and articulation contrasts, it also offers fantastic response to the bow for different sounding points, speed and pressure.

It is very well balanced, comfortable for the left hand and eminently playable.

Please contact us for more details, quoting number 998.