The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Klotz, Matthias

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KLOTZ, klōts, or CLOTZ, Matthias, Tyrolese violin-maker: b. about 1640; d. about 1696. He was a pupil of Jakob Stainer at Abson near Innsbruck, there established himself, and made violins much in Stainer's manner, so that only the less metallic tone of Klotz's instruments offers a distinguishing feature. His violins range in date from 1675 to 1696.