Ernst Heinrich Roth violins made before World War II are most regarded and desired instruments by a lot of players around the world. For over 100 years, they ranked among the best internationally known names in German violin making. E.R. Roth violins demonstrated aesthetic perfection and produced ideal sounds. The tops were made of fine-grained Italian spruce, and the backs were of deeply flamed maple, often as a single piece. The Roth violins of the 1920's and early 1930's shared these defining characteristics of violin material quality. They also shared an oil-based varnish, usually of reddish-brown color on a golden background, and featured masterful craftsmanship applied with meticulous care.
This particular violin is a great sample of a past era of Roth family instruments. It is showing no signs of any damage or repairs, in our opinion it is in a perfect condition.
Sound is very strong and clear, but not obviously bright. We recommend this violin for college student or professional violinist.