Born in New York in 1862, August Martin was the son of August Martin Ludwig, his assistant from 1875 and his successor in 1895. He established his own ‘Gemünder Art Violins’ brand, and was awarded the first prize for a complete quartet made for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. He also published a journal, ‘The Violin World’ from 1892. His work is varied, from copies of classical Cremonese and Brescian models to his own personal model developed around 1905. He experimented with acoustics and all aspects of instrument making, and also produced high quality bows until his death in 1928.
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