Violas

Jarek Koscielny Viola

Jarek Koscielny’s workshop is located in Czestochowa, Poland, the town of the famous Black Madonna frequently visited by Catholic tourist and pilgrimages. Made from the finest quality Polish and Romanian materials, all instruments are made by Koscielny in the white. Next, the instruments are sent to one of our Polish shops skilled in antique varnishing techniques to give each instrument a distinctive, personal appearance.  Finally, the instrument goes back to Master Koscielny, where it will be fully and carefully set up to bring the best sound out of each and every instrument.

Sizes available: 16”, 15 3/4″

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Item#: 522276

Andrzej Swietlinski Violas

Andrejz Swietlinski was born in Nowy Targ, Poland in 1962. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts High School in Zakopane, and went on to study violin making and luthiery at the Liceum of Plastic Work in Zakopane, as well as sculpture and art at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Art in Krakow. He apprenticed under the well known Polish Master Jan Bobak in the 1990’s, and founded the Swietlinski-Glodek-Szlachtowski Workshop in the mountainous region of Poland. His violins and violas have received international acclaim and are played by many respected musicians worldwide.

Swietlinski Workshop Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16”, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 522247

 

Andrzej Swietlinski – Stradivarius Model Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 522251

 

Andrzej Swietlinski – Tertis Model Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 521251T

Maciej Lacek Viola

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.

Sizes available: 16 3/4″, 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″

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Item #: 522243

Wojciech Topa Viola

One of Poland’s finest luthiers, Wojciech Topa has received critical acclaim around the world. He was born in 1961, and studied at the Fine Arts High School in Zakopane before attending the Technical College of Violin Making in Nowy Targ, Poland. He finished his studies under the Master Jan Bobak. Topa’s instruments are known for their power, projection, and virtuosity and are truly soloists’ instruments.

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”

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Item #: 521285

Calin Wultur Violas

calin-wultur-logo1The 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 instruments include a set of Thomastik Dominant strings.

Calin Wultur #5 Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″, more by special order

Item #: 521203

 

Calin Wultur #6 Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″, more by special order

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Item #: 522206

 

Calin Wultur #7 Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″, more by special order

Item #: 521212

 

Calin Wultur #7L.E. Viola

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16 1/4″, 16”, 15 3/4″, 15 1/2″, more by special order

Item #: 521212NG/L

Sheng Liu #10 Viola

These exceptional Chinese instruments feature a brilliant tone and intricate antiquing, resulting in instruments with a unique look and feel. They compare favorably to European instruments in the same range.

Sizes available: 16”, 15”

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Item #: 521105

Yang Kai Viola

Custom made by Chinese luthiers using JR’s own aged European Maple and Spruce, these instruments use the finest materials and craftsmanship to create an instrument of superb quality.

Sizes available: 16”

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Item #: 521185

Sheng Liu #2 Viola

The Sheng Liu #2 is a well constructed Chinese viola made for beginning students and rental fleets. It features ebony fittings and a tailpiece with built-in fine tuners.

Sizes available: 16 1/2″, 16”, 15 1/2″, 15”, 14”, 13”, 12”

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Item #: 521121

Sheng Liu #6 Viola

A finer student instrument, the Sheng Liu #6 is made by hand in a small workshop in China. Higher quality wood and fittings, and a beautiful French Rouge varnish make this one of JR’s best selling instruments.

Sizes available: 16”, 15 1/2″, 15”

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Item #: 521103

Euro Basic Viola

The Euro line of instruments is made in Reghin, Romania using aged Carpathian maple and spruce, and features a unique antique oil varnish that is easy to maintain and looks great. There are four levels to choose from in the Euro line. With each level the wood quality increases, including more highly flamed maple and tighter grain spruce. These instruments are priced for beginning and intermediate students looking for a better instrument.

Sizes available:  16 1/2″, 16”, 15 1/2″, 15”, 14”, 13”, 12”, 11”

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Item #: 521067N

Euro Standard Viola

Sizes available: 17”, 16 1/2″, 16”, 15 1/2″, 15”, 14”, 13”, 12”, 11”

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Item #: 521065N

Euro Concert Viola

Sizes available: 17”, 16 1/2″, 16”, 15 1/2″, 15”

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Item #: 521061N

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