Made in Germany in the mid 1900s
Solid Carved Spruce top
Solid Carved Maple back, sides and neck - Lovely, tight flame
Ebony pegs, fingerboard and tailpiece
German 4/4 Violin
- The Höfner company was founded by Karl Höfner (1864 – 1955) who, having been apprenticed to Anton Schaller as a violin maker, sold his first violins in 1887. The company went through many changes, moved to new locations, added fretted instruments to its line, built the now-famous "Beatle Bass" and had several different corporate owners purchase and sell it. Through it all, Höfner made violins.
This violin, made in 1999, is a good quality student instrument. It has had one owner who cared for it well and played it often. Purchased separately, the bow, case and shoulder rest cost between $450 and $500.