Stainer, Jacobus 1665

Hand-made by Jacob Stainer in Absam, Tirol, 1665.

acob 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.

The back is one piece of bird’s eye maple. The top in two pieces of spruce with very fine grain expanding towards the edges.  The varnish is of a golden brown colour.

This violin is a very fine and characteristic example of its famous maker.

A suitable Jumpstart Jr. Talent to play this remarkable violin has not yet been selected.