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Mathias Hornsteiner

Location: Mittenwald, Bavaria
Dates: B. ca. 1760, d. 1803

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Biography of Mathias Hornsteiner

The Brompton’s Book of Violin & Bow Makers

Author: John Dilworth

HORNSTEINER, Mathias (II) Born circa. 1760, died 1803 Mittenwald Germany. Known as ‘Dax’. Most distinguished maker of the family. Cremonese influenced modelling, with Tyrolean archings of medium height. Soundholes of both Stainer and Stradivari styles. Materials of variable quality. Thin varnish in several shades from pale golden-yellow to dark red-brown. Violas and cellos on classical models also notable. Matthias Hornsteiner / der Geigenmacher in Mittenwald 1770

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Biography of Mathias Hornsteiner

A Dictionary of Violin Makers

Author: Cecie Stainer

A maker in Mittenwald about 1770-1800. His instruments were better made than those of Joseph Hornsteiner.

Biography of Mathias Hornsteiner

Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Der beste aus der Familie Hornsteiner. Schone zierliche Geigen, schönes, feinjähriges Deckenholz, rother oder gelbbrauner Lack, gute Klotz-Schule. Seine beste Zeit ist 1765—1795.