The single piece spruce top and gorgeous two piece maple back on this violin, from the workshop of Paul Knorr, make it a sight to behold. The wood, materials, workmanship, and varnish are all high quality, typical of this maker. This violin produces a powerful, direct, and clear sound that is especially suited for solo playing while still being a fantastic chamber option.
Paul Knorr, born in 1882, studied violinmaking with Dölling. Working in Berlin and Breslau, he established himself in the Markneukirchen workshop of F & R Enders in 1918. Starting in 1921, Knorr became an independent maker. His work is of a very high level of craftsmanship, and is widely respected for wood and material selection.