The violin is a splendid example of top-quality German work from the Dresden region. Though they vary greatly, this one approaches the tone quality of a fine Joseph Guarneri very closely, lacking only in the age. Although a German violin, the workmanship here is far superior to that of any other German workshop. Beautifully made, every detail of the violin’s workmanship denotes mastery in the manufacture. Perfect for a conservatory student or for a performing musician, it possesses an all-round tone of rare loveliness, with ample volume and remarkably strong carrying power.