Made in New York, USA
A fine viola by John Friedrich. Stradivari model, dark red-brown varnish on a neutral ground. The viola measures 43cm in length and is in a very pure state of preservation.
Violin maker and dealer. Worked around Germany, moving to the United States in 1883 where he opened his shop with his brother William. Some of the bows bearing his brand 'John Friedrich & Bro' were made abroad by other makers, however some bows bearing his name are by his own hand.
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