Otto Jos Klier Maestro Violin M2
The Klier brand has been making instruments for 128 years, beginning with Schönbach violin maker Johann Klier in 1887 who had set up his workshop in Egerland. He created violins for clients in Vienna and as far as Russia. Following Johann Kliers death in 1918 his eldest son Otto Josef Klier took over from the workshop and became renowned for the varnish of his violins, the same varnishes are still used today! Before the great depression up to 50,000 violins were made each year! Once the great depression hit they broadened their line to include guitars. In 1948 the Klier family fled Egerland abandoning the workshop they had spent years developing and created their new home in Bubenreuth, Germany. Otto Josef died in 1961 and his widow Rosa became the head of the company.
The Otto Jos Klier instruments are skilfully hand-crafted in Germany using European maple and spruce tone woods and professionally setup by the Luthiers in our Sydney based workshop to ensure good playability and quality of sound.
The Klier M2 violin is the second most superior Klier model in our intermediate Otto range. It would be a great choice for an advancing intermediate player wanting a bright and brilliant tone with good projection. Compared with our other Klier models, the M2 has a cleaner, more focused sound with more tonal complexity and this is due to the use of higher quality wood and workmanship. In terms of AMEB or Trinity levels we believe it is most suitable for advancing players at a 5th to 7th grade standard.
The Klier M2 has an even coat of bright red-brown varnish with inlaid purfling, ebony pegs, nut and fingerboard and a Wittner tailpiece with in-built fine tune adjusters. It is fitted with Larsen Il Cannone strings which add more clarity and brilliance to the sound. If Larsen Il Cannone strings aren't in-stock, then a similar alternative will be used.
Otto Joseph Klier have been making violins for over 100 years and specialise in intermediate to advanced level instruments. They are skilfully hand-crafted in Germany using European maple and spruce tone woods and professionally setup by the Luthiers in the Sydney based workshop to ensure good playability and quality of sound.
+ Spruce top
+ Maple back, sides and scroll
+ Ebony nut, fingerboard and pegs
+ Inlaid purfling
+ Wittner tailpiece with in-built fine tune adjusters
+ Larsen Il Cannone Strings (or suitable alternative)
+ Available sizes: 4/4