As a rule, Mayr's instruments have a label on them. Is written out z. B. to read on such:
Andreas Ferdinandus Mayr /
court lute and violin maker
in Salzburg. Anno 1727
Due to a wrong reading of his violin notes, Mayr is sometimes referred to as Mayrhof in literature.
life and work
"Baroque violin making in Salzburg created many masterpieces of string and plucked instruments, which are evidenced by names such as Michael Gartner , Marcell Pichler , Ulrich Rämbhardt , Johannes Schorn and Andreas Ferdinand Mayr." So much for the Salzburg Museum , whose collection includes a double bass of the violin maker.  The ÖML lists: “8 violins, viola, violoncello; Tenor viola (1746, lost); Lutes. " Willibald Leo von Lütgendorff-Leinburg writes:
“In his violins he followed the Stainer model ; his work is meticulous, the varnish dark red or brown, and the tone quite good. A violoncello by him from 1726 is in the Kraus Museum in Florence, a lute in the Snoeck collection and a similar instrument from 1736 in the kärnthn. State Museum in Klagenfurt, also a similar one from 1747 in the prince. Hohenzollern Museum in Sigmaringen. As his oldest work I know a violin from 1722, also a repair from 1723 in the city museum Carolino Augusteum in Salzburg. By 1740 he already had the title of court lute and violin maker. Strangely enough, this title gave rise to the creation of a violin maker »Mayrhof« in literature and passed from one book to the other without criticism. "
Mayr succeeded JP Schorn as court lute maker and violin maker . Through his marriage to the widow of Jacob Weiß in 1719 he was related to this violin and lute maker. In 1730 he married a second time. His children included:
- Ferdinand (April 10, 1720 in Salzburg - February 4, 1787 there), who became his successor, and
- Andreas (approx. 1731 in Salzburg - March 6, 1794 there), presumably also a violin maker, 1759–94 violinist of the Salzburg court orchestra .
The highest known auction price for one of his violins is $ 13,428 (July 2003).
- Alexander Rausch: Mayr, Andreas Ferdinand, in: Österreichisches Musiklexikon online , accessed on April 9, 2018, online: 
- Maker: Andreas Mayr bei Amati
- Hintermaier 1972
- K. u. A. Birsak, Gambe – Cello – Kontrabass 1996, 200
- MGG 8 (1960)
- Lütgendorff 1922 u. 1990
- MGÖ 2 (1995)
- Schneider 1935
|NAME||Mayr, Andreas Ferdinand|
|ALTERNATIVNAMEN||Mayrhof, Andreas Ferdinand|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Salzburg violin maker|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1693|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vienna-St. I know|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 28, 1764|
|Place of death||Salzburg|