Our youngest violin (Op.328) just finished varnished.

Ceremonial speech by Martin Schleske on the occasion of the 50/200 year anniversary of the Munich University of Applied Sciences | Friday October 15, 2021 / 10:30 a.m.

Greetings from Bernd Sibler, Bavarian Science Minister, among others; Kathrin Habenschaden, 2nd Mayor of the City of Munich; Prof. Dr. Angelika Niebler, Member of the European Parliament. Program

Ceremonial speech by Martin Schleske Live on YouTube from 1:31:30 (length 18 minutes).

New: Our Varnish Laboratory (16 photos)

30,000 year old wood

Description: Soloist Class. Top and Back Plate put into a solid maple edge. Model: Own Model.

Special edition: Like the Opus 303, the Opus 307 violin from 2020 is made of an extraordinary wood. Thanks to a great stroke of luck, we came across a log of Kauri wood that is over 30,000 years old from a raised bog in New Zealand. This wood, of which we were given a few pieces, is considered a World Heritage Site.

The wood has tremendous resonance properties. It is a special responsibility and honor to make a violin out of it. The sound of this violin surpasses everything we have created so far.

We still have unique pieces of this extraordinary wood for a few other violins, violas and cellos that will be made in our workshop over the next few years.


Violin Op.303 made from 30,000 Year old Wood