c. 1840 C. F. Martin & Schatz

Christian Friedrich Martin (1796–1873) and Heinrich Schatz (c. 1802–1867; later anglicized to “Henry”) began their careers as carpenters in Neukirchen, Saxony (now part of Germany). Both Martin and Schatz were employed in Vienna at the workshop of legendary luthier Johann Georg Stauffer in the early 1820s. While no evidence has emerged to confirm that either […]