Labelled 'Amatus' Germany, late nineteeth or early twentieth centuries

SKU: S577
This nineteenth or early twentieth century German violin, made in the Vogtland workshops of Markneukirchen or Klingenthal is labelled "Nicolaus Amatus" but owes more to the long tradition of "Stanier" style instruments built in North East Germany over many decades, with its squared shoulders and tabled arching. Despite the belly's high arch, the tone is strong and vibrant, with resonant lower strings and a clear, projecting upper register in both lower and higher positions.