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Carl Becker Violin, USA 1937

Category: RS Violins
Manufacturer: Becker, Carl

Instrument Type: Violin

Item #: 000-959

Year: 1937

Price: Sold

Maker: Carl Becker

Description: Carl G. Becker was born in 1887, son of a celebrated violin teacher and grandson of violin maker Herman Macklett. Carl completed his first violin at the age of 14 and soon after in 1902, he began working with Lyon and Healy. Eventually he relocated to Chicago to work for William Lewis & Son in 1924. Carl was William Lewis & Son’s leading connoisseur, maker and restorer. From 1925 to 1947, he devoted the summer months to the making of new instruments in his lakeside home in Pickerel, Wisconsin. In 1968 he and his son, Carl F. Becker, who had joined him at Lewis in 1937, formed their own company: Carl Becker and Son. After military service, Carl F. rejoined his father at William Lewis & Son in 1946. Carl Becker Senior continued repairing and crafting instruments into his late 90s. Acknowledged as the finest of modern makers, he also established a dynasty of similarly conscientious makers and restorers.

This violin is a spectacular sounding example of Carl G. Becker’s early period work. Number 336. Stunning Stradivari model with gorgeous one-piece back. The sound is powerful, clear and rich as you would expect to fine in a C. Becker violin. Back Length: 35.7 cm.

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.

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