Instrument Type: Violin
Item #: 000-612
Maker: Ernst Heinrich Roth
Description: One of the most prolific of the Markneukirchen violin workshops, the firm of Ernst Heinrich Roth produced an enormous number of consistently high-quality instruments in the 20th century. Roth, son of a violin maker, started his firm in 1902. In an effort to counter the unscrupulous labeling practices rampant in 19th century Germany, the Roth firm insisted on an unprecedented degree of transparency in representation of their instruments. The firm used at least 14 different models, many of which were faithful reproductions of classical Cremonese masterpieces by Stradivari and Guarneri. As the firm carefully explained in its promotional literature, every authentic Roth instrument bears a serial number and the brand "Ernst Heinrich Roth" to the inside back, in addition to a standardized label indicating the year of production and identifying the maker, and often the model, being reproduced. Materials and craftsmanship are uniformly good, and the firm's literature maintained that Roth supervised and finished every instrument to leave the shop.
This particular violin is based on a Stradivari model. Two-piece maple back with superb varnish and antiquing. The sound is dark and rich. 36.2 cm body length.
Terms: This violin is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this violin, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.