He was born in 1882 in Vienna, Austria and died in 1927 in San Francisco, California , USA. Son and pupil of Ignaz Lutz I. Subsequently worked for various workshops in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, and London before emigrating to the USA, and becoming a naturalized citizen. Earned a high reputation as a repairer and restorer. He owned the 1724 Stradivari ‘Ehrlich’ violin, on which he modeled his own work. Red-brown varnish of his own formulation, sometimes with shaded ‘antique’ finish. The label and branding on this violin is: Ignaz Lutz / San Francisco, Cal. 1918. Branded Lutz above the end pin. This is one of the oldest surviving instruments by this legendary builder whose instruments sold for $250 new. This price was more than 1/2 of the price of a new automobile. Some noted musicians who played his instruments were Fritz Kreisler, Efrem Zimbalist, Albert Spalding, George Enesco, and Carl Flesch. He was a 4th generation Violin Maker, his great grandfather Florian Lutz, was born in 1790, his grandfather Anton was born in 1815, his father Ignaz I was born in 1843, and himself born in 1882. Ignaz was a violin maker, repairer, an importer of old and new instruments, strings, etc.
The next to the last photo shows an Ignaz Lutz inside cover full page advertisement in "The Violinist" magazine in June 1923.
The last photo shows an Ignaz Lutz inside cover full page advertisement in "The Violinist" magazine utilized from August 1923 to at least January 1924.
The photo of Ignaz Lutz is from an article he wrote about Nicolo Amati for the "The Violinist" magazine in March 1924.
The date of passing on the cover is off by one year, "The Violinist" magazine in March 1927.
the last photo is from: October 1926 The Violinist magazine.
Lob 355 mm. No fractures. Very light weight instrument, fluted F holes, original varnish. Stamped Lutz above the End Pin.