Workshop Violin #4482 by Yang Wei (2006 VSA Winner for Tone) in Singapore

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Level : Master
Tone : Slightly bright warm, mature tone with good tone colours.

Specifications

– Selected Seasoned Spruce Top, naturally air dried (over 50 years)
– Selected Seasoned Flamed Maple Back, Ribs & Scroll, naturally air dried (over 12 years)
– Ebony Fingerboard
– Hard-carved pegs, tailpiece and chinrest
– Genuine Inlaid Purfling

 

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About this violin: 

This violin represents how a good violin can be made using Chinese wood. The Chinese wood here is quite the best aged you can find, about 50 years old. The setup is done professionally, from shaping the bridge to the crafting of the soundpost. After setup, the violin is played by a Yang Wei himself (yes he plays the violin too), and then the minor adjustments are made to the bridge adjustment and soundpost position. You can see we have used a good quality bridge (French or not) for the setup. The violin bears a label of the violin that it was copied from, plus a signature and official stamp from Yang Wei. So your violin will have an identity of the model it is copied from as well as a signature from a violinmaker that is known for good craftsmanship and tonal production. Definitely something worth keeping as part of a personal violin collection.

By using this payment link, we will ship the violin exactly as pictured above. It is available now. When it is sold, we will indicate SOLD and remove the Buy button. So if you see the blue button below, it’s available.

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Workshop Violin #4479 by Yang Wei (2006 VSA Winner for Tone) in Singapore

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Level : Master
Tone : Slightly bright warm, mature tone with good tone colours.

Specifications

– Selected Seasoned Spruce Top, naturally air dried (over 50 years)
– Selected Seasoned Flamed Maple Back, Ribs & Scroll, naturally air dried (over 12 years)
– Ebony Fingerboard
– Hard-carved pegs, tailpiece and chinrest
– Genuine Inlaid Purfling

 

YangWei-VSA2006Tone

About this violin: 

This violin represents how a good violin can be made using Chinese wood. The Chinese wood here is quite the best aged you can find, about 50 years old. The setup is done professionally, from shaping the bridge to the crafting of the soundpost. After setup, the violin is played by a Yang Wei himself (yes he plays the violin too), and then the minor adjustments are made to the bridge adjustment and soundpost position. You can see we have used a good quality bridge (French or not) for the setup. The violin bears a label of the violin that it was copied from, plus a signature and official stamp from Yang Wei. So your violin will have an identity of the model it is copied from as well as a signature from a violinmaker that is known for good craftsmanship and tonal production. Definitely something worth keeping as part of a personal violin collection.

By using this payment link, we will ship the violin exactly as pictured above. It is available now. When it is sold, we will indicate SOLD and remove the Buy button. So if you see the blue button below, it’s available.

USD 1200 [highlight]SOLD[/highlight]  [button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://goo.gl/S6QLbC” target=”blank”] Buy Violin #4479 Now [/button]

Questions? Use the chat window on the bottom right.

The YLC Orchestra Soloist Approved Master Violin. Great Tonal Range

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Level : Master II (Soloist)
Tone : Great Tonal Colours Across All Strings.

Specifications

– Selected Seasoned Spruce Top, naturally air dried (over 50 years)
– Selected Seasoned Flamed Maple Back, Ribs & Scroll, naturally air dried (over 50 years)
– Ebony Fingerboard
– Hard-carved pegs, tailpiece and chinrest
– Genuine Inlaid Purfling

About this violin: 

L.C. Yu is a violinmaker that takes a different approach in violinmaking. He is obsessed in making micro adjustments in violinmaking and setup. He is convinced 90% of all violins made in the world can be improved at least 50% just by micro adjusting the setup. And before his retirement, he was the violin first chair in the Chinese Liberation Army Symphony Orchestra. Being an expert player also makes him able to know exactly what adjustments is pleasing to a player and what a player most wants in a violin. If you want a player’s violin, there’s no better choice than L.C. Yu’s violins.

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Price: USD650

Birdseye (Burlwood) Maple Violin, by Wang Luthiery

Birdseye Maple Violin

Level : Concerto
Tone : Bright Tone with good High Registers

Specifications
 – Selected Seasoned Spruce Top, naturally air dried (over 12 years)
– Selected Seasoned Flamed Maple Back, Ribs & Scroll, naturally air dried (over 12 years)
– Ebony Fingerboard
– Hard-carved pegs, tailpiece and chinrest
– Genuine Inlaid Purfling

About the Maker and Model

As many of you who has bought from me before, the Wang Luthiery focus on creating artwork out of violins. This is closely related to his early days as a skilled craftsman for upmarket Chinese furniture. As so he has developed a keen sense for everything appealing to the eye. For this model, he has chosen birdseye maple usually used for making very upmarket cabinets in United Kingdom, to make a violin. The birdseye maple gives a unique tone for the player, that is hard to describe using words. It makes up an interesting piece for the collector and casual player.

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Price : USD250

 

New Violins by JP Chow workshop

 

This is a new violin model with varnishing I developed with JP Chow for a new series of violins. Inspiration came from the Guarneri Cannone violin. I think the red is very nice and the mild antiquating is real pretty.

This is pure oil varnishing, about 30 layers, bought from Napoli (Italy), our good’ol varnish supplier.

More photos here.

Hello, how many types of 5 strings violin/viola do you have?

Today I have an email asking the above question.

1) violin LOB 354mm with viola ribs and viola bass bar  #9212 (28mm width fingerboard at nut)
2) violin LOB 354mm with violin ribs and violin bass bar #9212 (similar in varnish, also 28mm)
3) violin LOB 355m with violin ribs   #8967 (25mm width fingerboard at nut)
4) violin LOB 355mm with violin ribs  #9248 (25mm width fingerboard at nut)

See them in detail here.

4 Star CH Diao Beijing Workshop Copy of Sebastian Klotz Baroque Violin

This is made by Diao, our Chinese violinmaker and is a copy of a late 17th century violin, labelled with Maker’s Signature with year and location

Sebastian Klotz, in Mittenwald, An. 17**

 

About Baroque music and how different it is from classical music

The Baroque ideal is an arch of sound, appropriately well-sustained and well-proportioned. For Baroque music to get airborne,the line must soar. The bow is like the breath of a singer. To quote Donington : “Phrases generally go to a peak note, which is often though not always the highest note, and then relax to a note given away at the end. There is the unit; that much, and no less nor more, is the phrase; and it is for our own musicianship to recognize the fact. Nothing in the notation and nothing in the historical evidence, is going to show us the pattern if our own musicianship does not.” To achieve this, the modern violinist (with modern instrument) would have to slow down the bow, use less of it, and play into the string with the hair a little flatter and near the bridge.

Why are Baroque instruments always so expensive.

Because modern violinmakers no longer makes baroque instruments actively, those who do make them charges a high premium for it. Those customers whom I have spoken with actively will know I’ve spent over 1 year searching to make an accurate copy of baroque instruments. After much experimentation, I’m happy to say our current copy is a rather accurate one. If you open up the cello, you will see that even our bass bar is set differently from traditional modern cello.

Buyers, however, should take note there are many many version of baroque instruments. There’s no real standard for it, only a more commonly available one. Our baroque instruments has been tested and examined by 8 baroque orchestral players from Spain, UK and NY, and has been acceptable by their standards.

Measurements (in mm)

Top: 167. Middle: 110. Bottom: 207. Body Length: 357. (For string playing length and neck length, please refer to the photos of the exact violin.)

Specifications

100% Handmade, 100% hand oil-varnished. Selected Austrian Spruce Top, naturally air dried (over 18 years). Selected Flamed Bosnian Maple Back, Ribs & Scroll, naturally air dried (over 18 years). Maple Fingerboard. Hand-carved pegs, tailpiece and chinrest. Genuine Inlaid Purfling. Fitted with steel strings (because it is very expensive to get gut strings in Asia)