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Budapest Lutherie Violin. 4/4 size, value $2,800
Hungarian music has always been an experiment of old and new, of classical and folk. Hungarian violinists have represented this rich array of styles, from the soaring brilliance of Joachim and Szigeti to the dark passion of Lakatos. Conservatory training in Hungary focuses as much on the meaning of music and the art of ensemble playing as it does on developing technical mastery. For players seeking a violin that will allow them to express their many musical ideas, the Budapest Lutherie violin may be the partner they have been looking for. Maker-made in the modern tradition, the Budapest Lutherie violin possesses the foundation of old Europe – well-aged spruce and maple from the Carpathian Eastern Alpine forests. With a distinctive sound that sets it apart from most of today’s violins, a varnish that allows the sound to emerge, and a fine setup for great hand-feel and playability, this violin is equally at home in the concert hall as in the salon. Guy Laurent Three Star violin bow. 4/4 size. Value $660 There are stunning silver fittings and a snakewood frog on this impressive bow! Firm stick is at home with the Bach Chacconne as well as with Paganini No. 24. This bow will help take any serious student or amateur to the next level of playing.
Musafia Momentum Violin Case. 4/4 size, value $888
Master case craftsman Dimitri Musafia has created the Musafia Momentum to the highest standards of Musafia quality, and in a much more compact and ultra-light package. With the violin centrally placed inside the Momentum, the resulting opening of space has created even more storage. And, this has been accomplished without compromising instrument safety, due to two structural load-bearing partitions integrated into Musafia’s monolithic impact absorbing system. With all the features that Musafia cases are famous for: military-grade, Teflon treated Cordura black fabric cover with subway handle, suspension system, four bow holders, extra long vapor tube, deluxe analog hygrometer, hinged accessory compartments, shoulder rest holder, double-action Sekur safety lock, and finest quality European natural fabric interiors. Olive Green interior. Weight: 5.7 lbs.
Leatherwood Bespoke rosin. Value $67 each, total $134
One cake Crisp, one Supple Developed by Australian violinist and pedagogue, Andrew Baker with a simple goal in mind: Create rosin that allows players to be their best. The process was anything but simple, and involved study, exploration, discovery, and endless testing. Leatherwood Rosin is formulated differently for each instrument, violin, viola, and cello, according to the physical characteristics of each. In addition, there are two recipes available for each: Crisp and Supple, which describe sound and feel of the rosin: – Crisp: Emphasizes a sforzando attack, clear articulation, defined sautille bowing, and a precise and resonant sound – Supple: Rounder attack, seamless bow changes, and a lush, warm sound.
MSRP total package: $ 4,482