VG+ condition. Refinished. No cracks, no repairs. Beautiful construction, with extra work in scalloping the inside points of the f-holes and the C-bout points. Handsome 1-pc highly figured Maple back. Attractive scroll and pegbox.
Joseph Bohmann is a well known and well documented maker of instruments from Chicago area from latter 1800's into the early 1900's. He proudly proclaimed that his instruments were finest in the world and backed up his claim by winning numerous prestigious awards. He made very nice violins, but also very nice guitars, banjos and mandolins. In fact, I would say that his fancy bowl-back mandolins are among some of the best examples you can find.
This is a very good sounding violin, with a beautiful full voice. Ebony fittings with metal fine-tuner tailpiece.