First in this family of famous German violin makers and founder of the Mittenwald school, Matthias Kloz I learned his craft in Füssen or Vlis, possibly even with Jacob Stainer himself. He also trained in Padua, Italy for six years with Giovanni Railich. Matthias' work, which is clearly influenced by Stainer, shows good craftsmanship ...Read More in spite of the mediocre materials. His sons Georg I and Sebastian I succeeded him with arguably superior results.
- The auction record for this maker is $10,986 in Nov 2005, for a violin. - 15 auction price results.