The Yang Kai Apprentice Model is a well constructed Chinese violin made for beginning students and rental fleets. The instrument comes from the same workshop as our award winning Master Yang Kai series. It features ebony fittings and a tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. Fractional sizes 3/4 – 1/16 available.
Item #: 511131
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 instruments include a set of Thomastik Dominant strings.
Calin Wultur #5 – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511233
Calin Wultur #5 – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511233G
Calin Wultur #6 – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511215
Calin Wultur #6 – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511215G
Calin Wultur #7 – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511234
Calin Wultur #7 – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511234G
Calin Wultur #7 L.E. – Stradivarius Model
(Laci Varnish Pictured)
Item #: 511234NG/L
Calin Wultur #7 L.E. – Guarneri Model
(Andres Varnish Pictured)
Item #: 511234GNG/L
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. Fractional sizes 7/8 – 1/32 available.
Item #: 511067N
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.
Jarek Koscielny Violin – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511272
Jarek Koscielny Violin – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511272G
Roman Glogowski is a sophisticated and mature maker who is very well known and regarded in Poland. He was born in 1966 in Zakopane, Poland, where he attended the Fine Arts High School. He later attended the Nowy Targ Violin Making College. He has since become known for his fine sounding violins.
Roman Glogowski Violin
Item #: 511225
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 – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511246
Swietlinski Workshop – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511247
Andrzej Swietlinski – Vieuxtemps Model
Item #: 511249
Andrzej Swietlinski – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511251
Andrzej Swietlinski – Ole Bull Model
Item #: 511251OB
Andrzej Swietlinski – LE Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511251LE
Andrzej Swietlinski – LE Guadagnini Model
Item #: 511251LEG
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 #: 511241
Maciej Lacek Violin
Maciej Lacek Petite Violin
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.
Pawel Migiel Violins – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511284
Pawel Migiel Violins – Guadagnini Model
Item #: 511284G
Grzegorz Bobak was born in 1977 in Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains region of south Poland. After graduating from the Antoni Kenar Arts High School in Zakopane with a specialization in sculpture, he studied luthierie at the Chicago School of Violin Making. Today he is one of Poland’s most sought-after young makers.
Gregorz Bobak Violin – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511282
Gregorz Bobak Violin – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511282G
Gregorz Bobak Violin – Guadagnini Model
Item #: 511282GD
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.
Topa Workshop – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511263
Topa Workshop – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511262
Wojciech Topa – Guadagnini Model
Item #: 511283
Wojciech Topa – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511283G
Custom made by Chinese luthiers using JR’s own aged European Maple and Spruce wood, these instruments use the finest materials and craftsmanship to create an instrument of superb quality.
Master Yang Kai Violin – Guarneri Model
Item #: 511185G
Master Yang Kai Violin – Stradivarius Model
Item #: 511185
Sheng Liu Europa #14
Item #: 511180