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GA Pfretzschner Violin c. 1925


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GA Pfretzschner Violin c. 1925

G.A. Pfretzschner was founded by Carl Gustav in 1834. The Pfretzschner family were well known dealers and producers of fine-quality German bows, violins, and other string instruments. They worked out of Markneukirchen from 1700 until 1930’s. Some of the more famous members of the family were Carl Friedrich, Johann Gottlob, Johann Carl, Elias, Carl Gustave Adolph and Hermann Richard.

This violin has a hand-written label including the name G.A. Pfretzschner. Label also states that it was made in 1920, however, believed to be made 1925. The top is fine mountain grown spruce with great detail given to arching and construction. There are no repaired cracks and it is in perfect condition. This Strad model and has been tonally adjusted by Keller Strings to get a fantastic sound.

This well-cared-for violin would do well in the hands of a very advanced student or professional player who wants a violin with powerful singing tone.

Product Features:

  • Made in Germany
  • Select European spruce soundboard
  • Highly flamed maple back, ribs and neck
  • Thin Swiss Ebony Pegs
  • Ebony tailpiece with one fine tuner
  • Hand applied spirit varnish
    • rich color palette
    • tasteful antiquing
  • Thomastik Dominant Pro Strings
  • Aubert Luxe Bridge
  • Measurements:
    • Corpus 35.7cm
    • Upper Bout 16.8cm
    • Middle Bout 10.7cm
    • Lower Bout 20.8cm
    • Overall 59cm

Come by and try the violin out in our studio here at Keller Strings! Keller Strings is located at 140 W Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124. Pick up any accessories, like rosin, shoulder rests, stands, and more while you’re here!

With the purchase of a case and bow, you will receive 10% off the entire “outfit.” An outfit is the instrument, gig bag/case, and bow. Choose from our selection of cases. (Look at our selection online here.) Try out our bows, which range from pernambuco to carbon fiber. (Look at our selection online here.) Find one that fits your playing style and needs! Pick up any accessories you may need as well. We have accessories ranging from shoulder rests, stands, strings, tuners, rosin, and more!

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