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Albert W. Klinth Violin

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Size: 4/4

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Make: Albert W. Klinth 

Story: Albert W. Klinth, a violin maker based in Michigan, received his training in violin making on the west coast of the United States, likely in Seattle. With a background and career in publishing, he crafted over 50 violins, primarily using the Guarneri pattern and finishing them with a shaded oil varnish. He was believed active from 1920 to 1970.

Tone and Character: The Albert W. Klinth Violin features a direct, bright tone with crystal-clear highs and an overall harmonic sheen. It demonstrates great responsiveness and balance, whether played with a light touch or a bow stroke of substantial weight. The violin maintains its distinctive character throughout the dynamic range, from focused, intimate pianos to brilliant fortes.

Overview Description: Crafted by Albert W. Klinth in 1943, this particular instrument is Number 33 of over 50 violins believed to be built between 1920 and 1970. The label is initialed 'AWK #33' and includes the inscription “Cineri gloria sera est!”—roughly translated as "The glory of the ashes is late!". It is an instrument with a unique story and a distinctive sound, well-suited for a player seeking a brighter voice.

Condition: In excellent condition, this instrument displays minor aesthetic wear consistent with regular performance. The violin has undergone a professional peg bushing and has no other known repairs.

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