Instrument Type: Violin
Item #: 000-643
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. 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 in very good condition and produces a dark, woody tone across the strings. Back length: 35.7cm.