An Early 19th Century German Violin By Friedrich August Glass.
William Henley dictates that Friedrich August Glass (Fl. 1790-1860) was “a man bent on improving the often imperfect types issuing from Saxonian hands.” F.A.G. worked in Klingenthal from as early as 1790 and bore a son by the same name who also produced instruments during the same era, albeit more commercially. There are also many later 19th century copies that have little to do with either maker: trade instruments which yield generally unfortunate associations. Rather, F.A.G’s work was superb; stylistic, distinctive, and often following a more Tyrolese aesthetic, for which the craftmsmanship won a gold medal in England and earned comparisons to highly esteemed Italian makers of the time. His instruments have sold for as much as $8,000.
This particular F.A.G. violin has just emerged from restoration and is now available for audition and trial; featuring a delicate scroll, grafted, bushed, and otherwise in stellar condition, with no damages to speak of other than those to the table. All repairs are stable, with a patch in place - priced commensurately, and boasting tonal qualities usually attributed to more expensive instruments. Suitable for a professional on a limited budget.