Here is a Photo of the last two Studio Violins I finished. I antiqued the varnish so they do not only sound beautiful but look it as well.
The Ilja Grawert Studio Violins are a special line of instrument handmade in the Violin Makers workshop. They are priced between AUS $ 4,995 to AUS $ 11,000. They are handcrafted after the model of famous Italian, French and German makers and are all varnished with varnishes made with old traditional violin varnish recipes. Through my unique and extensive knowledge of how the sound of a violin works I fine tune the instruments sound to a beauty usually only found in much more expensive instruments.
There are no other instruments with these superior features available.
Did you know that not all the pains you have playing a Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Cello are your fault?
Some of the reasons for muscle tightness and other pains which can be instrument related:
1. too hollow fingerboard
2. wrong fingerboard curve
3. sound setup not properly done, instrument does not speak as easy as it should
4. too high bridge or wrong bridge curve
5. too high nut or uneven spacing of the grooves
6. wrong tension strings
7. bad bow re-hair
8. wrong choice of bow 9. the settings and choice of the chin rest and shoulder rest
My shop will be close from Tuesday the 21st of December until January the 18th, 2011. You can make special appointments in the time between January 6th and January 18th. Please do so via the contact form. Please leave your Phone Number so we can arrange a time for the appointment.
I wish you have a save and fun Christmas and New Years.