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Stainer Steiner, Jakob


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Jakob Stainer, relief of the 19th century



Stainer (Steiner), Jakob, b. Absam (Tirol), 1617, d. Absam (Tirol), Oct. or Nov. 1683, violin maker. Probably student of the masters of Cremona; from 1658 violin maker at court, from 1656 workshop in Absam (without assistants or apprentices). Founder of the Central European school of violin making; combined Italian manufacturing techniques with the German violin model. His violins are characterised by a particularly beautiful sound and are of equal quality as the Italian masterpieces (often compared to Amati violins). mental illness from 1675; his last violin is dated 1682. The violin maker Marcus S. (b. Hallein, 1633, d. Laufen, Nov. 27, 1693), though often referred to as brother of Jakob S., is not a relative.


Literature: W. Senn, J. S. Leben und Werk des Ti. Meisters 1617-1683, 1986.


 
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