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Julius Zoller (born in 1893, active until after 1962)1947Karlsruhe/BadenZettel: Zoller-Geigenbau, maple, ebony

Repeatedly, instrument makers and inventors have tried to improve the structure of the violin. The Karlsruhe engineer built this reform violin shortly after World War II. After Zoller successfully presented his new model in 1948 at the Fair in Leipzig, he founded a workshop with thirteen employees, who produced fifty to sixty instruments every month. Initially, Zoller’s violin cost 800 Reichsmark, after the currency reform, it was offered for a lower price of 180 DM. Zoller’s conviction, that after ten years all violins would be built after his system, has not yet proven true.