Fully carved Stradivari model with moderately figured maple and spruce top. Red-brown shaded oil varnish. Boxwood fittings.
Cedar Music C-series
Stradivari model with flamed two-piece maple back and tightly grained spruce top. Golden-amber oil varnish. Ebony fittings.
Samuel Shen SV800
Fully carved spruce top and heavily flamed two-piece maple back. Rich oil varnish. Ebony fittings.
Carlo Moretti by Amber Strings
Tastefully antiqued Stradivari model. Upgraded violin with a strong, clear tone. Two-piece maple back with amber varnish. Great set-up.
Classic Stradivari copy with a smooth, full tone. Easy playability. Likely from the early 20th century (repair tag indicates a 1928 repair by D.L. Whittle Music Company in Dallas, Texas).
Samuel Shen SV100
Samuel Shen's student level Stradivari model. Fully carved with tasteful varnish. Great value.
$475 ($620 for outfit with bow and case)
Albert Nebel by Eastman Strings
Eastman's Albert Nebel violins are crafted from aged European tonewoods and feature a hand-applied spirit varnish. Quality sound and playability for the advancing student at a modest price.
Strad model, advancing student
Nice violin for an advancing student, with choice wood and a tastefully antiqued varnish. Brilliant sound from this new instrument.
Nicolas Parola NP5
Hand-crafted from well-aged tone woods with exceptional attention to detail. Highly antiqued hand-rubbed oil varnish. Two-piece maple back with ebony fittings. Comfortable playability for an advancing student.
Jean-Pierre Lupot by Eastman Strings
Well-flamed maple back and a select spruce top. Elegantly antiqued multi-layer spirit varnish with deep red wine hues.
Gagliano labeled violin
Mid-century violin labeled Gagliano. Pristine condition with a robust, dark sound. Slightly smaller than standard (354 mm LOB).
Made in 1924 by Czech luthier Frantisek Duchon. Powerful sound and comfortable to play. Great condition. Comes with L.R. Baggs pick-up installed.
Good quality student model with tasteful varnish and moderately flamed maple back. Professional set up. Available as an outfit with quality case and bow.
$475 ($620 for outfit with case and bow)
Violins $2,000 and up
Nice example of an original John Juzek made in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1920. Widely flamed one-piece maple back and golden brown varnish. Strong, mature tone.
Nicely worn amber varnish with moderately flamed two-piece back and matching ribs. Bold, balanced tone. Dated 1919 on the label.
German instrument circa 1900 with illegible label. One-piece back with shaded golden-amber varnish. Refined, even tone.
Tommaso Balestrieri model from Shar Fine Instruments. Warm, bold tone. Nice instrument for an intermediate player. $3,000
Ernst Heinrich Roth
Desirable mid-century Strad copy from Ernst Heinrich Roth's workshop. Labeled: "Ernst Heinrich Roth, Bubenreuth - Erlangen 1956, Reproduction of, Antonius Stradivarius, Cremona 1700." $3,800
Auguste Gustave Fischer
Guarneri copy made in 1956 for Williams Lewis and Son in Mittenwald, Germarny. Beatufilly flamed two-piece maple back with matching ribs and neck. Tightly grained spruce top. Rich, luxurious tone. A joy to play. $3,600
Sola Violins 100 E. Vermilion St., Suite 102 Lafayette, LA 70501