Violin by H.C.Stumpel, labelled "Systematisch ... maschinell genau ausgearbeitet von H.C.Stumpel. Minden i. W. Facon Giuseppe Guarneris. Cremona 1670."
The label on this violin reads "Systematisch ... maschinell genau ausge-arbeitet von H. C. Stumpel. Munden i. W. Facon Guiseppe Guarnerius. Cremona 1670". The word where the dots are is illegible, since there is some damage to the surface of the label. There is a logo which is a plate thickness diagram for a violin front. This logo is typical of Stumpel's labels.
The violin has been restored extensively in the past (not by us), including front cracks, edging work, re-bushing the E peg, the heel of the neck has been built up, and the button on the back has also had new wood spliced into it. However, it is in sound condition now.
It has a rich, warm tone quality, and has been set up in our workshops with Dominant strings.