AS01/ 12 Circa 1780-1800, German (Mittenwald) 4/4 violin. Sound sample.


AS01/ 12 Circa 1780-1800 German (Mittenwald) 4/4 violin. Labelled ‘Phillip Aachner, Mittenwald, ond Iser 1700’. Restored at Moseley Violins.

Professional player comment: ‘Professional. Lovely even tone. Good projection and bright singing upper range. Loves being played.’


Highly arched front and back. Once piece back, with strong figure and fine grain ribs. Fine grain spruce front. Neck grafted onto original instrument. Amber nut-brown varnish. Ebony-crowned back button. Body length 35.8cms; stop length: 19.4 cms; and string length 32.7 cms. Front fractures restored at Moseley Violins. Previous restoration of neck and back button graft and half plating to front.

Philip Achner (but sometimes appears as Aachner on labels)  made violins, following the Stainer pattern in Mittenwald between approximately  1770 and 1798.  But he  is thought to have pre-dated some of his instruments on labels.

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