Kurt Gütter

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Kurt Gütter

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Kurt Arno Gütter

Date: 1977

Town: Markneukirchen

Country: Germany

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage's Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-93, identification no. MKiS XV-c

Provenance: bought on 20 Sept. 1977

Description: copy of a Guarneri del Gesù model; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece back from flame maple; varnish in chestnut shades

Inscriptions: printed label reading Kurt Gütter / Markneukirchen (1977) / Made in Germany / Copie: Joseph Guarnerius / [with monogram KG in double circle]

Measurements: body length 359 mm, upper bout 169 mm, middle bout 114 mm, lower bout 208 mm, total length 594 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: second prize at the 1977 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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