Mid 1800s German Trade Instrument by Johannes Adler

Mid 1800s German Trade Instrument by Johannes Adler

This is a wonderful example of the best traits of German Trade. Made by Jahannes Adler in southern Germany, when playing this violin you really feel a strength and stability that is often associated with german making. Lovely aesthetic features in a good strong arch and classic Maggini model double purfling make this violin a real beauty, and it impresses in terms of sound as well.


German trade techniques often leave the front and back a little thicker than we might in modern making, but in this case it's left this instrument with a really stable feel and a sound full of depth and character. A beautiful instrument with a stable rounded sound and plenty of personality. Sold with boxwood fittings and chinrest.


If you are interested in this instrument or another, please do get in contact with Jonathan via email or telephone. At this point we can arrange a no obligation testing session and see where we are. 

  • Additional Info

    It's important to me that each person who comes to me leaves with something they're absolutely happy with. With this in mind, I work within a six month returns policy. If you find the instrument isnt behaving as you would hope but is still in the same condition it was sold in, just get back in touch. We can discuss options and try to isolate the problem, but if this turns out to be impossible, a full refund will be given.