- 1920's Czech
Featuring tightly flamed and highly figured maple, matchbooked for the back and a resonant selection of spruce, this attractive fiddle nears its 100th birthday. Certainly pre World War II era, likely dating to the 1920’s, and unmistakably hailing from the Austrian-Bohemian cultural center of Schonbach (now in the Czech Republic). Although it would have been considered a commercial work, what we now refer to as a trade violin, these well built instruments have stood the test of time in a way many others have not. With a well shaded and high contrast varnish over a golden ground, ornately carved ebony fittings, dominant strings, and an French bridge from Aubert, this violin freshly restored and ready to play.