Violin by

Carl Becker & Son
Chicago, 1952

This violin is an outstanding example of the collaborative work between Carl G. Becker, known as the dean of American violinmaking, and his son Carl F. Becker. Carl Sr. was active in violinmaking in Chicago from 1901, and his son began his apprenticeship after finishing high school in 1937. Father and son began jointly producing violins in 1948 while working for William Lewis & Son in Chicago. Becker instruments are celebrated for their excellent tone, brilliant varnish, and extremely precise craftsmanship.

Covered in an attractive golden-orange varnish, this violin offers the player a rich, developed sound and an ease of playing sure to impress the most demanding performers.