These Michael Todd III Violins, in our Special Edition series, are made of European woods (as opposed to the Himalayan woods of the standard Michael Todd III violins) and are modeled from 16th century Italian master makers (Gasparo da Salo and Giovanni Paolo Maggini, versus the 17th and 18th century models of Stradivari. Visually, they are most easily distinguished by double purfling, often with decorative purfling inlay on the back, for incredible visual appeal.
These fully handmade violins are made with beautifully figured, highly aged, old growth Bosnian spruce and maple, and varnished with a beautiful and transparent oil varnish.
The Michael Todd III violin is distinguished by a very sweet and tender richness to the tone. It is perfect for music of the Classical period such as Haydn and Mozart, as well as virtuosic Beethoven concertos, and has great warmth throughout each register. A full, open and robust tone with excellent resonance. A very dark G and D string, with lyrical A and E.
Available with ebony fittings of the highest quality. (Hill-style with heart-shaped pegs)
Aubert Mirecourt bridge, ebony fingerboard, inlaid purfling, solid, carved throughout, aged European spruce and maple of the highest quality, antiqued varnish. Each instrument setup for optimal tone with the StringWorks Setup™ using any of the following strings: Dominant, Evah Pirazzi, Tonica, Obligato.
OUTFIT DISCOUNT! If you purchase an instrument, case, and bow, use discount code OUTFIT to receive $20.00 off your order!
Trade-In Policy: StringWorks continues to feature the greatest trade-in policy in the industry. Your first trade-in, to a higher level instrument of the same type (violin to violin, etc) is 100% credit of the purchase price. Subsequent trade-ups are 80%! Certain restrictions apply, and instrument must be in as-new condition for full credit. Repairs and reconditioning charges may be subtracted from your credit applied