Core Select CS5900S Stradivari Model Violin
Core Select CS5900S Stradivari
What happens when you combine internationally-renowned craftsmanship with select European tonewoods? A breathtaking violin with amazing tonal qualities! Well-aged European spruce and maple are crafted by the award-winning makers in the Ming Jiang Zhu workshop; each violin is made by hand using traditional Italian methods to achieve professional-quality tone and range of dynamics. Well-balanced, the G-string has plenty of depth and power which transitions evenly across all strings to a soloistic E-string. Optimal setup with Aubert bridge, boxwood fittings, and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold strings. Stradivari pattern.
Artisanal. Small-batch. Boutique.
Usually, such adjectives are associated with premium prices in the American market. However, these traits can still be found in competitively priced instruments from the Core Select Series.
Over the last 100 years, in every area where there has been a mass production of stringed instruments, a few master makers have broken away from the "factory group" and established themselves in small private workshops. Think of Germans such as Roman Teller, Rudolf Buchner, Bruno Paulus, and a few others.
Now, this has happened in China. While the factories make some very nice "step-up" instruments, a few makers who have nothing to do with the large manufacturers have established small workshops where these highly trained masters make very small quantities of artist-level instruments.
The Core Select master makers have often trained in Europe or America, and many have earned awards and medals in various global competitions. Their skill and talent are world-class. Their assistants learn the finer aspects of the craft by working alongside the master over years and years. Like anything made by hand, it's not a quick process, and to do it well takes long-term commitment and patience.