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Paul Knorr violin, Markneukirchen 1943
Catalog ID: C-1887

German violin maker Paul Knorr (1882–1977) was born in Markneukirchen into the Knorr family of luthiers, and studied at the workshop of Max Dölling. After working in Breslau and Berlin, he returned to Markneukirchen in 1918 to work for the instrument factory of F. & R. Enders, before establishing his own workshop in 1923. Knorr was among the most distinguished commercial violin makers in the early 20th century to specialize in the “Art Violin,” a higher quality line of instruments produced to be sold directly to musicians rather than wholesalers. Highly prolific over his long career, Knorr followed patterns of Cremonese masters for his instruments.


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