We are excited to introduce a new line of instruments we are carrying by Shalom Michaeli. To see them or make an appointment by calling us at: 612-508-5739.
Violin N1 was built in 2007, full size, model of Hieronymus Amati.
Violin N2 built in 2011 – full size, Giuseppe Fiorini style.
Viola: 16 inch (406 mm)- model and copy of Pellegrino Micheli, one of the first makers of the Brescian school in Italy and a contemporary of Gasparo da Salò.
The instruments are adjusted following classical Italian system of tap tuning. Each area of the front and back plates are tuned separately and together to the specific tone to achieve resonance following classical traditions inherited from old Italian masters, i.e., Stradivari and Guarneri. The tuning of the instruments allow great flexibility to achieve necessary extraordinary tone of each note, full of power, colorful and distinct.
To see them or make an appointment by calling us at: 612-508-5739.
Feature of the Month : Made in Mittenwald, Germany in 1761 by Christoph Leissmiller
Take a look at our featured instrument for the month of November! It has quite the long history.
Made in Mittenwald, Germany in 1761 by Christoph Leissmiller, this violin has most of its original varnish and the unique feature of a hole in the back of the scroll. In the past musicians would use this hole to help store extra gut string.
Please stop in to see us over the holidays or make an appointment by calling us at: 612-508-5739.
Meet Mike Johnson, the future owner of Jennifer’s #32. It may just be a rough piece of wood now, but soon enough it’ll be carved out into a violin made to his specifications!
He came all the way from Oklahoma to handpick the wood we would use from our personal collection. Custom making is Jennifer’s absolute favorite aspect of the job. She interviews the future owner to discover the desired tone that they want, and has the measurements determined to maximize their comfort before the first cut is even made.