Otto Goetze, Violin, Germany, 1914.

A very nicely constructed and attractive German violin made by Otto Goetze in Markneukirchen, Saxony . The one piece back, with some wear induced by the maker, reveals a rich golden ground; the sides of similarly flamed maple; the top plate of fine spruce with closely spaced reed lines ate centre, growing a little wider towards the flanks

Goetze/ Götz was a large family of violin makers spanning several generations and this early 20th century period in Markneukirchen history produced a number of first class makers who were able to make export quality instruments for the world market. This lovely violin was made for the famous firm of William Lewis & Son in Chicago in 1914.

It has a responsive, bright sound, nice and even, with good volume and carrying power; comfortable in the hand and easy to play. It is fitted up our Master standard with Evah Pirazzi strings. This violin would be suitable for the advancing or advanced student.

Reference: VN.1243