Pawel Migiel was born in Zakopane, Poland in 1982, and his affinity for the violin and its construction started as a child. After finishing his schooling, he went to work as an apprentice to Wojciech Topa, with whom he still works.
He builds violins, violas, and cellos in the patterns of Italian masters including Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu, and Matteo Gofriller. Although still young, his instruments are rapidly gaining reputation around the world, and are sought after by students and mature musicians alike.
Item #: 531284
Tomasz Kowalski first pursued his passion for instrument making as an apprentice to world-renowned luthier Jan Bobak. When he sufficiently mastered his art, he opened his own workshop in Nowy Targ. Since that time, his instruments have gained great critical acclaim in many exhibitions and have been sold to fine young performers in Europe and North America. His son continues his tradition, working side by side with his father, especially on the instruments in the Workshop category.
Tomasz Kowalski Cello – Workshop Model
Item #: 531279
Jan Szlachtowski was born in 1951 in Nowy Targ, Poland, where he lives and works today. In 1970he finished the Technical College of Violin Making in Nowy Targ where he worked under the direction of the senior Polish Master, Józef Bartoszek. He refined his violin making skills at the William H. Lee workshop in Chicago, where he worked from 1987-1988.
Szlachtowski Workshop Cello
Stradivarius and Guarneri models available.
Item #: 531251
Jan Szlachtowski – Stradivarius Model Cello – 7/8 Size
Item #: 531252
Jan Szlachtowski – Stradivarius Model Cello – 3/4 Size
Item #: 532250
Jan Szlachtowski – Gofriller Model Cello
Item #: 531250
Jan Szlachtowski – Grancino Model Cello
Item #: 531250N
Jan Szlachtowski – Guadagnini Model Cello
Jan Szlachtowski – Montagnana Model
Item #: 531250M
Jan Szlachtowski – Rogier Model
Item #: 531250R
The Calin Wultur Workshop is a group of string instrument makers in Reghin, Romania, led by Calin Wultur. It produces instruments that are unique in the world for their workmanship and tone relative to their price. As time has progressed along with economic progress, traditional European centers of luthierie such as France and Germany, that once produced instruments on a commercial level that were of high quality, have grown largely uncompetitive with other regions such as Eastern Europe. Reghin’s tradition of luthierie does reach back for some time, but, with the exception of a number of talented, individual makers, mainly as a center for factory instruments. The Wultur workshop cannot objectively be categorized as a factory – the work done is largely by hand, and the number of workers is less than thirty. European wood, workmanship, and tradition coupled with economically advantageous locale make Calin Wultur a unique value in string instruments. In recent years, the Calin Wultur workshop has been home to some of our Polish luthiers to hand apply varnish, creating Limited Edition instruments with a unique look and feel. All Calin Wultur cellos include a set of Eurosonic strings.
Calin Wultur Apprentice Cello
Fractional size 3/4 and Left-handed models available.
Item #: 531291
Calin Wultur Apprentice Deluxe Cello
Item #: 531292
Calin Wultur Piatti #5 Cello
Item #: 531295B
Calin Wultur Piatti #6 Cello
Item #: 531295
Calin Wultur Piatti #6 L.E. Cello
Item #: 531295NG/L
Calin Wultur Piatti #7 L.E. Cello
Item #: 531290NG/L
Calin Wultur Guarneri #5 Cello
Item #: 531297B
Calin Wultur Guarneri #6 Cello
Item #: 531297
Calin Wultur Guarneri #7 Cello
Item #: 531296
Calin Wultur Guarneri #7 L.E. Cello
Item #: 531296NG/L
Calin Wultur Montagnana #6 Cello
Item #: 531294A
Calin Wultur Montagnana #7 Cello
Item #: 531294
Calin Wultur Montagnana #7 L.E. Cello
Item #: 531294L/NG
Calin Wultur Mont #7 1pc Back Cello
Item #: 5312941
For students looking for a European entry level cello, you can’t go wrong with the Euro line. These laminate and fully carved cellos are made in Romania to very high standards. There are three levels to choose from in the Euro line. With each level the wood quality increases, including more highly flamed maple and tighter grain spruce.
Item #: 531069
Maciej Lacek is a master luthier and member of the Polish Violin Makers Association. He is the son and graduate student of Jan Lacek, a well respected luthier who founded the Luthier School Institute in Nowy Targ, Poland. The incredible talent and knowledge that he gained from working with his father from an early age is reflected by creating instruments that have remarkable tone, response, and projection, as well as great beauty in workmanship and varnish. His craftsmanship is becoming more and more popular all over the world and his instruments are being critically acclaimed by players and collectors. Many concertmasters, leading players and symphony orchestra musicians who perform regularly in United States, Western Europe and especially in Poland are playing on Mr. Lacek’s instruments.
Item #: 531240