Victorian Science Invention & Music Recording
Stroh Violins, Amplified Violins and Phonofiddles
A violin invented in London intended to improve the tonal core and amplification of violin in early ‘phonograph’ and ‘talking machine’ recordings.
At the time of invention, the cutting-edge technology was enjoyed by professional recording musicians. In America, the Stroh was taken to fame by George Stoll, who used one in Jazzmania’s Warner Brother Film short I Ain’t Got Nobody (1928).