In speaking with old tme musicians I know, the Stroh is (apparently)
a patented design, and others are not true to the Stroh design. A
violin with a horn is not by definition a Stroh.
More detail I don't know, but anyone can make one if they hve the
skills, but it won't be a Stroh.
Our interest in phonofiddles, violinophones or strohviolins dates
back to the early 1990s when discovering one of these unique
instruments in a Thai/Burmese bordertown.Further research revealed
that we had rediscovered a replica of an instrument, widely used in
the early 20th century's recording industry - a Strohviolin - named
after its German inventor and instrument designer Johannes Matthias
Google can tell you more...
On Oct 15, 2009, at 10:44 AM, RA Friedman wrote:
> Instruments with the horn at about 9-10 o'clock were from the
> acoustic age.
> This one that is for sale seems like an updated idea; not authentic.