A very good violin from the highly regarded E. H. Roth workshop, based on a Stradivari model. This violin would be appreciated by a player seeking a warm and complex sounding violin for playing chamber music. The back is of two pieces of quarter sawn maple, of pronounced fine grain, descending from the center joint. The top is of fine grained spruce. Despite its age, of approximately a century, this violin is in outstanding condition. Modern-style varnish in light red-brown applied over a golden ground.
The E.H. Roth Workshop
Founded in 1902 by Ernst Heinrich Roth, the E. H. Roth company has regularly produced some of the finest German stringed instruments. It has also produced some of the best violin makers in Germany, who apprenticed with the firm and developed into master violin makers. All Roth violins have the Roth label inside, with the names of the best makers appearing on the labels, and the model number of the instrument also appearing, indicative of the level. Ernst Heinrich Roth himself is unquestionably considered the best maker at his family’s company.
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