The varnish we use on our model 405 instruments emulates the exceptional varnishes from a century ago where a small number of master workshops in Markneukirchen, Germany distinguished themselves by developing some of the best varnishes of the modern era.
Premium spruce top, ighly flamed maple back, ribs, and scroll (viola and cello available with poplar back in limited quantities)
Hand-carved boxwood fittings
Beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish in the early 20th century Markneukirchen German style
Viola – Stradivari and limited Tertis patterns available in sizes 16 1/2” – 13”, in one inch increments including 15 1/2”