Featured Violin: Gemunder 1879
GEMÜNDER, August Martin Ludwig Born 1814 Ingelfingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany, died 1895 New York, USA Son and pupil of Johann Georg Heinrich Gemünder. Worked in Regensburg. Emigrated to America 1846. Established first in Springfield, Massachusetts, as an organ builder with his brother Albert. Moved to New York 1859 to work with his other brother George until 1866. From 1864 worked independently as an organ builder, but resumed violin making in 1866 and established the firm of August Gemünder & Sons 1890. Achieved a very fine reputation as copyist of individual master instruments and as a restorer.
This violin is in excellent condition, beautiful appearance, and a rare soulful powerful tone quality.