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When 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 in mind.

Outfits 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.

Our 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 these decisions.

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. Violins are available in Guarneri and Stradivar

Pietro Lombardi
Instrument Only
Select Size:  
4/4 $2,160.00

 

Hiroshi Kono. Made Tokyo, Japan. Guarneri copy. One piece back, with antique varnish. This is arguably the best $2500 Violin on the market today. Many shops sell this instrument under private labels. This model is owned by Josh Bell, among other well known Violinists. Crisp and responsive. The quality of tone is "expensive" without a high price.

Hiroshi Kono
Instrument Only
Select Size:  
4/4, 7/8 $2,500.00

3/4, 1/2

$1,625.00

1/4

$1,400.00

Jurgen Klier. Carved in Germany and made of European tonewoods. Finished in US by Bill Weaver. Guarneri copy. Lightly antiqued with high flame. Affordable, desireable German instrument for an advanced student.

Jurgen Klier
Instrument Only
Select Size:  
4/4, 7/8 $1,900.00

3/4, 1/2, 1/4

$1,059.00

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.

Jean-Pierre Lupot
Instrument Only
Select Size:  
4/4 $1,640.00

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.

Raul Emiliani
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$4,499.00

 

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.

Frederich Wyss
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$3,499.00

 

Darche Freres. Carving in Beijing, with finishing in US by Bill Weaver. More complex and warm tone, compared to other Chinese instruments. We feel these compete with instruments from China in higher price ranges.

Darche Brothers
Instrument Only
Select Size:  
4/4, 7/8 $1,600.00

European 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.

European Workshops-Germany
Prominence Model
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4
$2,459.00

 

European 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.

European Workshops-Germany
Zenith Model
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
Select Size:
4/4
$2,299.00

 

Revelle 700 Elegant top model in the Revelle line, features a mature tone and response, and an "important" look. Widest range of tone possibilities and dynamics. Ultimately responsive in all ranges, from light to heavy bow pressure.

Revelle Model 700
Select Size:  
4/4 $1,799.00

 

Revelle 800 Exclusive high end of the Revelle range. Unsurpassed European tone woods are used, along with the expert tonal adjustments of highly experienced violin makers in the US. Extremely competitive model in this price range.

 

Revelle Model 800
Select Size:  
4/4 $3,239.00

 

Wilfer. German made. Light Antique varnish. European Tonewoods.

Wilfer
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$3,300.00

Segue Dominant is top model in our private lable line of instruments. We source these from a variety of shops, depending on where the best values are at any given time. They vary widely in terms of appearance and tone. The instrument below is an example of a recent Violin.

Segue Dominant
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$1,599.00

Xueping Hu Model 400. Also Known as Snow 400. This model represents a particularily great value from this workshop. The choice of materials and varnish are of a high level for it's price range. The tone tends to be round, with a slightly warm tone balance, but we can adjust to bring more brilliance with string choice and other adjustments.

Xueping Hu Model 400
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$1,600.00

 

Beijing Masters are a collection of instruments from our favorite makers working in Beijing. These are one-of-a-kind models are exciting for their unique character of appearance and tone. If these instruments were produced by makers in America or any European, their value would be many times higher. Also known as Snow 800.

Beijing Masters-Xueping Hu
Model 800
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
4/4 $2,500.00

 

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.

Jonathan Li
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$4,310.00

 

European Workshops-Romania KR60. A master quality violin with two-piece back, precision craftsmanship throughout. Medium-gloss, orange-brown varnish. Robust tone w/ lots of color & complexity. Wonderfully brilliant “E” string - not bright, but resonant throughout. Warm, yet powerful sound all the way up the “G”.

European Workshops-Romania KR60
Instrument Only
Select Size:
4/4
$3,300.00

 

 

Claudiu Baltazar. Made in Romania. Storioni Copy. High Flamed two piece back. Tastefully antique varnish. Deep and powerful tone.

 

Claudiu Baltazar
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4
, 7/8

$2500.00

 

 

Franz Sandner Model 702A. Strad model, moderate flame. Tastefully antiqued deep brown to golden finish. Big sound - robust, yet clear lows and brilliant, easy to control highs.

Franz Sandner 702A
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$2,250.00

 

Franz Sandner Model 803. Guarneri model, better flame with medium gloss, golden-brown finish. Clear tone with great projection. Plays effortlessly all the way up the G and E strings

Franz Sandner 803
Instrument Only

Select Size:
4/4

$3,200.00

 

Xueping Hu 600 "Per Caso" . New model designed to compete with some of the ultra popular models in this price range, such as Hiroshi Kono. Guarneri Model. Fine attention to detail in carving and finishing. These instrumnets look far more important than their price. Power in all ranges, for the advanced student who is able to draw out the tone from an instrument.

Xueping Hu 600 Per Caso
Instrument Only
Select Size:
4/4
$2400.00

 

 


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