E.H. Roth Workshop

The Roth Workshop was established in 1902 in Markneukirchen by Ernst Heinrich Roth and his cousin Gustav August Ficker. They worked from at least 14 traditional models, including those of Stradivari and Guarneri. The workshop established a remarkably transparent system in order to guarantee the authenticity of the instruments they produced. Every instrument produced was bears a serial number and a detailed label with the year of production and the name of the maker. Ernst Heinrich Roth claimed to finish every instrument the shop produced.

The Workshop relocated to Bubenreuth in 1953, where it has continued to operate with great success. Today the shop is run by Ernst Heinrich Roth III and his son Wilhelm Roth, who received the German musical instrument prize for their work in 1992 and 2009.