Musikwinkel-PCAB

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Der Musikwinkel, i.e. Markneukirchen 50°18′39″N 12°19′45″E and the rest of the Saxonian part of Vogtland or the very western part of Saxony. Maybe as much as 80% of the world production of violins from late 19'th and early 20'th century, originates from this area! But unfortunately there are no dendrochronological references based on living trees (or historical timber) from the area available. It is maybe not even sure exactly where the source area or areas for the spruce wood they used were located, but a guess would be the Erzgebirge (highest peaks about 1200 m.a.s.l) in east or (less likely?) the Fichtelgebirge (up to ~1000 m) in southwest, but maybe also more distant source areas may have been utilized (Bayerischer wald?). More information on this issue is really needed! It is also highly desirable that measurements from instruments made in this region are published. In the list below are found measurements from instruments made in this region. Although they are merged into one collection, they are primarily not dated towards each other but towards mainly unpublished series of other instruments.[1]

Further readings

Data

  1. Ekeb10, violin, likely from the Markneukirchen area, (pattern is disturbed in some segments and show up a growth decrease after 1877). 1775-1890 (mean of the two "butterflied" sides), T. Axelson
  2. Ekeb14, violin, label: "Stjärnan, Osby" (Obviously a Swedish reseller), possibly Schönbach on the Bohemian side of the border[2]. Old imitation. The instrument is skillfully made. 1842-1905 (mean of the two "butterflied" sides), T. Axelson
  3. Fi010, violin Label: "Nach Straduarius" and a signature. Measurements from a photo taken at Dan Andersson Museum, Ludvika (Late rings a bit uncertain according to a bit low resolution). 1841-1916 (mean of the two "butterflied" sides), T. Axelson
  4. SfFHM1, pucket string instrument (Mandola/Guitar hybrid?) without labels, wood probably from Bayerischer Wald or around. (Not proved if made in the "Musikwinkel" or elsewhere around), 1814-1911 (mean of the two "butterflied" sides), T. Axelson
  5. ViJA1, violin, measured from photo, unfortunately with a bit too low resolution), 1831-1895 (mean of the two "butterflied" sides), T. Axelson

Notes

  1. Mainly a collection of measurement series by Roberto Furnari
  2. S. Ekebjörns, oral
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