1900s Marcus Stainer-copy 4/4 (German-made) Violin

This is a pretty, high-quality, rich-sounding violin and it's even got a one-piece back. It's very balanced string to string and has a creamy, sweet, mids-forward voice. It has a hilariously-overboard handwritten label inside (in German) that basically reads as "Marcus Stainer, Gurgerlicher Lauten-und, in Tiroll 1646." It's clearly bogus and this is a "copy" that is more "in the looks of" a Stainer, but it's more than likely a German-made trade instrument from around 1900 or 1910.

Regardless, it's a nice instrument and was taken care-of by its previous owner. It has newer boxwood fittings and nice strings on it. My bowed guy Andy did some work on it, giving it a "glorified setup" and it's now playing spot-on and is ready to go. I can't help but think that this instrument would suit just about any style, but more heavy-handed players will enjoy that it doesn't get a "compressed" sort of sound when really going at it with the bow.

Repairs included: fingerboard leveling, minor seam repairs, bridge fitting, soundpost setting, and setup work.

Weight: 1 lb 0 oz

Scale length: 12 3/4"

Nut width: 7/8"

Body length: 13 7/8"

Body width: 8"

Body depth: 1 1/2" + higher arch

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid flamed maple

Bridge: maple

Fingerboard: ebonized maple

Neck wood: maple

String height: fiddler's
Strings: some sort of fancy

Neck shape: medium C

Neck relief: hair of relief

Condition notes: it's in great shape overall but definitely shows some wear and tear throughout the finish -- some "faux wear" when it was made and some honest playwear. It has modern boxwood fittings -- tailpiece, pegs, and tailpiece -- but the rest appears original.

It comes with: a flight-style case and middling bow.

Consignment tag: B52

A few extra photos of the f-hole area: