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 guitarswith a bow

Violin maker: Kurt Arno Gütter

Date: 1971

Town: Markneukirchen

Country: Germany

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

Inventory number: KIL-83, identification no. MKiS XVc-83

Provenance: made for the 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; obtained on 14 May 1972

Description: Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu model; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; spirit varnish in orange shades; ebony pegs embellished with tombac fittings

Inscriptions: printed label reading Kurt Gütter / Markneukirchen (1971.) / Made in Germany / Copie: Joseph Guarnerius [initials KG in a double circle]; K.A. Gütter burned over the label

Measurements: body length 357 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 112 mm, lower bout 206 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Fourth Prize at the 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Antonio Capela, KIL-84)

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



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