What an absolute treat we have today for you. We are a little extra proud of this one because of its hometown tie to our shop. For you today we have a circa 1940’s-1950’s West German Violin that has been Regraduated by Baltimore Luthier Carl M. Holzapfel. Carl M. Holzapfel was the son of Carl C. Holzapfel who started his violin shop right here in Baltimore in the early 1900’s and regraudated violins to come from this shop are highly sought after.
The process of regraduating a violin involves removing the back and top off of the violin and essentially “revoicing” both sound boards to improve the tone of the instrument. The luthier will plane and carve the top to maximize the tone that the given instrument can achieve. The process takes less expensive violins and makes them sound tremendously better than they once did.
This violin sounds fantastic! Unbelievable how big of an effect regraduating can have on a violin. Includes a case and bow.