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a student reaches a high level of proficiency an
instrument with greater versatility is required.
Many new and difficult techniques will confound
the student if the instrument is simply not
capable of producing the appropriate response.
A better bow or different strings will not
do enough. Faster response, wider dynamic
range, more powerful projection, and high
aesthetic qualities are some characteristics
of instruments in this price range. We know
this might be the instrument on which a student
wins his or her first competition, or begins
post-secondary level studies. We have taken
care to select instruments with these requirements
are available only for our Entry and some Intermediate
Level instruments. Most of
our customers want a broader selection of the
case and bow to go with a higher level instrument.
It is appropriate to choose a variety of bows
with an instrument to see which one is best
suited for the student and the instrument.
Our staff is here to help choose a bow that
compliments a particular instrument. You can
send back the bows that have the least of the
qualities you like.
More instruments will be added to this area of our Instruments department. This
area of our instruments department will see the most dramatic changes. When a
customer has a substantial budget, the possibilities really open up. Certainly,
an instrument in this price range will be completely hand worked and finished.
The materials will be of the best available to the industry today.
DeLuxe setup on advanced level instruments offers
a DeLuxe French bridge, your choice of premium
quality strings, and other custom upgrades.
If you do not have an opinion on these choices,
let our shop pick for you. When setting up
your instrument we can better make some of
American made Violas, with lightly antiqued
varnish. This maker has worked along side
Tetsuo Matsuda and in William Harris Lee's
shop in Chicago. A great value for an American-made
Martin Hiller. Top model finished by Bill Weaver, carving in Bulgaria with choice European Tonewoods. Tremedous power and projection. Tastefully antiqued finish.
Xueping Hu JHS TTop model from the Snow workshop. Mature, round sound with warm tone balance, yet retains power and projection. Violin model shown.
of Otto Erdesz Carved
in China. A copy of Bill Weaver's personal
instrument. Additional interior work is done
in the US, and then Varnished by Bill Weaver
with a rich, thick, antiqued varnish. Very
Pietro Lombardi The Pietro Lombardi is made with a beautifully flamed maple back and a highly select spruce top. The sophisticated amber colored spirit varnish of the Lombardi is reminiscent of Italian makers. Stradivari pattern. Violin model shown.
Jonathan Li. The Jonathan Li is crafted of the most select, stunning flamed maple back with a straight medium-grain spruce top. A refined, golden colored oil varnish enhances the tonal quality of this instrument. Each instrument is meticulously calibrated for optimum sound production. Violin model shown.
Workshops-Germany Prominence is
a German carved instrument that is finished
in the US. Premium aged European tonewoods
are used as well as choice fittings. The
varnish is a light antiqued style with dark
color. These instruments are the most popular
German instruments on the market today. Violin
16.5", 16", 15.5", 15"
Workshops-Germany Zenith are
a step up from Prominence. They contain the
same high level of materials, but the varnish
is more sophisticated and extra attention
is given to the graduations of the top, back
and ribs, so responsiveness is improved slightly.
You will not find a better value in any violin
from Germany. Violin model shown
16.5", 16", 15.5", 15"
Frederich Wyss. Frederich Wyss are made in Germany, and represent the pinnacle of modern European luthiery tradition. The finest available European tonewoods are meticulously crafted by makers working in the tradition established in Germany centuries ago. Tonally adjusted and hand-varnished by master luthiers in the Eastman Strings workshop, these instruments are nothing less than true professional models, worthy of the conservatory, or the concert stage. Their rich, mature sonority penetrates to the furthest reaches of the concert hall.Oil Varnish. Guarneri Model. Violin model shown.
Raul Emiliani Outstanding tonewoods, expert craftsmanship, and artistic varnish come together in these professional instruments. Carefully tuned plates and bass bars contribute to the superb tone of these instruments. Antique style Oil Varnish applied in the US. Violin Model shown.
Jean-Pierre Lupot. The Jean-Pierre Lupot is made with a well flamed maple back and a select spruce top. The elegantly antiqued spirit varnish of the Jean-Pierre Lupot is of reddish pigment. This instrument comes in Stradivari pattern. Violin model shown below.
Prager Romanian carving,
with additional work done in the US. Varnished
in the US by Bill Weaver. Amati model. Powerful,
warm and responsive. Thousands of these have
in Prague, Czech Republic. Poplar back and
sides. The softer material makes for a smoother,
creamy texture, yet retaining substantial