Franciscus Geissenhof

Year: 1806

Region: Vienna

Geissenhof is the best Viennese maker. In this 1806 example, which is considered to be made during his golden period, the model is wider yet with purling and edges finely executed. Varnish is usually brown yellow with an occasional red hue. The f-holes are in the style of Stradivari and are especially graceful with elegant lower curves. Geissenhof having been taught under Thir also worked with extraordinary care and consciousness. This violin boast of a sweet voice that is very rich with experience and able to produce a great variety of tone colour.

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