Hand-made by Jacob Stainer in Absam, Tirol, 1665.
Jacob Stainer’s earliest work dates from the 1630s and bears strong similarities to Amati’s. He was the first luthier north of the Alps, to produce very fine instruments in the Cremona-Amati-style. Stainers models were held in the highest esteem before the influence of Stradivari, later, in the 18th century.
It is known as the ‘ex-Goebel’ violin, featured in “Jakob Stainer – Leben und Werke des Tiroler Meisters” by Senn&Roy (example A46).
This violin is a very fine and characteristic example of its famous maker’s capabilities.
We were very fortunate to be able to purchase it in 2015.
A suitable Jumpstart Jr. Talent to play this remarkable violin has not yet been selected.