George O. Orth

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ORTH, George O. Born 1885, died 1962 Seattle, Washington USA. Pupil of Max Schmidt and Paul Kissner. Established independently from 1935. Retired 1955. Employed two craftsmen as repairers. Carried out all new making himself. Stradivari, Testore, and Gagliano models with dark red-brown spirit and oil varnish. About 125 violins, 12 violas, and two cellos completed. [Wenberg]

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