Man Claudiu, violinmaker in Cremona, Italy, makes these beautiful instruments for us by hand in his workshop in Italy. Only the finest European woods, fittings, and oil varnish are used in the making of each masterpiece. Of this violin, in particular, the maker said this: (through his translator)
"In fact this is one of the best violins Claudiu ever made!"
This violin was used by the maker for exhibitions, with some of the best results he's ever received by the judges.
The tone of the Man Claudiu violin is very complex - rich and warm with fantastic strength and clarity throughout the registers. It is suitable for the pre-professional player or for one who wishes never to have to upgrade, as the quality of Man Claudiu's work is equal to that of many of the most popular contemporary instrument makers. While the tone is spectacular from the very start, the reward comes later as it begins to break in and the tone matures with the player.
Aubert Mirecourt Deluxe bridge, ebony fingerboard, inlaid purfling, solid, carved throughout, aged European spruce and maple of the highest quality, lightly antiqued oil varnish. Each instrument setup with Dominant strings, but other strings are available by request.