MV14/ 05A German Violin, Circa 1900-1920’s
MV14/ 05A German Violin, Circa 1900-1920’s. Markneukirchen school. With Wittner pegs and Dominant strings. Length of back: 35.8 cms. Instrument only.
Two-piece back with fine grain and tight figure. Fine-grain front. Golden-brown varnish. Wittner pegs and Ebony fittings. String length: 33.2 cms
Markneukirchen is the main town of the German musical instrument-making region, known for four centuries for high quality string instruments. This instrument-making history stems from the 17th century arrival of a group of refugees from Bohemia. Among them were some who already practiced the instrument trade. By the 1900s, 80 per cent of the world’s musical instruments were made in this small town. Now, within this small locality, over 100 different enterprises are involved in making musical instruments.