A by Georg Carl Kretzschmann, Neukirchen, 1761. The Kretzschmanns are a rather large family of makers active amongst many families of makers in Saxony from the the beginning of the 18th century; a descendant of this maker, Udo Kretzschmann, still makes violins in Neukirchen today.
In healthy condition with good old repairs to both plates and the ribs, none of which are in critical areas. Table of narrow grain, the remainder of plain wood. Original neck reset to modern angle, lengthened at the heel, thinned, and mortised into the top block rather than being replaced with a graft. Seam is visible in photo. In transitional setup with an 18th century (not reproduction) tailpiece.
Broad, medium-arched model of a hybrid Stainer-Amati type as typical of the period and location.
Corpus: 358 mm
Lower bout: 205 mm
Middle bout: 117 mm
Mensur: 331 mm
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