Ernst Heinrich Roth

Ernst Heinrich Roth was born in Markneukirchen in 1877. Early on, Roth trained as a musician, and learned to play learned to play the piano, trumpet, viola, violin and cello. He had perfect pitch and an excellent sense of craftsmanship. Roth learned the art of instrument making from his father, Gustav Robert Roth. Roth established his own workshop (E.H. Roth Workshop) in 1920 alongside his cousin Gustav August Ficker. The workshop was very successful in the early 20th century, drawing in customers from all over Europe.

Roth instruments are often modeled after great Italian makers like Stradivari, Guarneri, and Amati. His instruments show a remarkable sense of craftsmanship and a deep understanding of tonality and sound quality. His instruments usually have a reddish-brown, oil based varnish. Though his firm produced hundreds of instruments, those made by Roth himself are considered highest quality.

Instruments
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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1930
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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1926

Ernst Heinrich Roth was born in Markneukirchen in 1877. Roth learned the art of instrument making from his father, maker Gustav Robert Roth. He established his own firm in 1920…

ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1922

This Guarneri model violin reflects Roth’s excellent craftsmanship in all respects. The violin bears varnish of a rich red-brown color with an antiqued finish. The top is made from two…

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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1923

Ernst Heinrich Roth was born in Markneukirchen in 1877. Roth learned the art of instrument making from his father, maker Gustav Robert Roth. He established his own firm in 1920…

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CelloErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1921

Ernst Heinrich Roth was born in Markneukirchen in 1877. He worked with his father, maker Gustav Robert Roth, before establishing his own firm in 1920. As a maker, Ernst Heinrich…

Violin BowErnst Heinrich Roth, Silver/Ebony
Cello BowErnst Heinrich Roth
ViolaErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1937, 40.5 cm.

A fine example of the artistry and craft from one of the preeminent German makers of the early 20th century.

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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1927

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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1921

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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1926, Guarneri 1732 model

Of the German makers from the early 20th century, Ernst Heinrich Roth was revered for the quality of workmanship, faithful attention to detail and for the careful selection of the…

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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Model IXR, 1925, Copy of Joseph Guarnerius

In the ranking of quality violins from the shop of Ernst Heinrich Roth, the model IXR was the best Guarneri del Gesu model a player could buy without having one…