Fine old German violin by Sebastian Klotz
Members of the Klotz family have made violins in Mittenwald, Germany from the mid 17th century to the present. Instruments made by Sebastian Klotz are the most admired among the many existing examples by his family.
Sebastian Klotz developed his own model, which lies stylistically between Amati and Stainer, with a middle to high arching which first runs down into a broad fluting leading to a shallower fluting before being integrated into the dimensionality of the edge work. Both the top and bottom ribs are in one piece, and have either been marked with a scratch or a chip cut in the middle.
When one looks at the instruments of Sebastian Klotz, one can recognize the hand of a hardworking, routined craftsman both through the exquisite detail work and perfection of his design. These instruments have a huge influence on violin making in Mittenwald until the beginning of the 19th century.
This violin is in superior condition and is accompanied with certificate of authenticity. It is set up with rosewood tuning pegs, tail piece and chinrest. The bridge is hand cut by world renowned master luthier Gunter Lobe .