Violin has been completely re-graduated and modernized to fit today’s higher tension violin strings, as well as playing style, and has a new hand-made bass bar and soundpost.
Excerpt from William Henley’s Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers: Worked at Klingenthal, 1830-1860. A man bent on improving the often imperfect types issuing from Saxonian hands. Gained a gold medal in London for excellent work. Violins that continue to improve as the years pass by. Outside the class known as “commercial.” Concentrated on producing the Stradivarian model, nevertheless, it is a Tyrolised version. The workmanship is not matchless but certainly quite good. Yellow-brown varnish. Stainer models of higher arching seem curiously labored.
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