The firm of Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy (J.T.L.) was founded in 1861 and continued for almost a century, making high quality instruments under a number of names. This well crafted violin has an excellent tone.
Our Jay Haide Vuillaume model violins are the finest instruments in our Jay Haide line. Based on the work of the great Parisian luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875) our luthiers, using an actual Vuillaume as inspiration using the very finest European tone wood and a specially formulated varnish of a soft texture have created this exceptional model. A Jay Haide Vuillaume model violin could be an excellent choice for an advanced student or even a professional musician.
Howard Hutchinson is the second generation violin maker of the Hutchinson family. This attractive violin has an excellent full, warm tone.
Over four generations, the Vavra family has been some of the most important makers in Prague. Karl is one of the best known makers in that great music capital. This violin is an excellent example of this maker's work and is in pristine condition with a brilliant and responsive tone.
The Semmlinger family has a small but highly respected workshop that is especially known for their cellos. This is a very nice example of their work
We met the Hefflers father and son when they first introduced their excellent violins and cellos to this country and have been big fans of their work ever since. The sound of this cello is clear, open and even over all four strings.
The Roman Teller instruments have been enormously popular especially in this country since the late 1950's. They are admired for their beautiful golden orange varnish and of course a wonderful tone. In the late 60's Teller began training his son-in-law Rudolf Buchner who eventually took over the business. Tonally, it has a solid upper range and a deep lower end.
We don't know the makers of this cello, but it has an amazing antique sound with excellent projection. It would be a great choice for a soloist.
The tone of this cello is very resonant, a strong voice with a nice complex sound.
This cello would be a great choice for a musician looking for a clear laser-sharp A string. Tonally it is loud and resonant.
This cello is easy to play with an overall brilliant sound.
Gary grew up in the Bay Area and with the help of Boyd Poulson, went to the Violin Making School of America, enrolling at the young age of 17. After graduating he opened a shop in Salt Lake. He is highly respected for his excellent work. This would be a great choice for ensemble playing.
Elise Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanre create fine instruments in their workshop as well as teaching in the violin making school founded by Elisa's father Renato. This fine cello was made under their direction. The sound is refined with a big lower end.
Haide is the head of our El Cerrito workshop and co-creator of our Jay Haide violins, violas, cellos and basses. Over the years he has won many awards and medals for his work at the Violin Society of America competitions. This exceptional cello would be perfect for a soloist and has a rich and powerful vibrant tone quality.
The Joseph Hel workshop produced exceptionally fine instruments. They were especially known for their reproductions of the work of J.B.Vuillaume. The tone of this violin is warm and responsive with quite a bit of power.
After graduating from the violin making school in Cremona, Tadioli set up his own workshop there and has since won many medals and awards for his superb work. Over the years, we have been able to offer several of his superb instruments.
Like so many French makers, Delivet apprenticed in Mirecourt. After working there with Victor Rambaux, he moved to Paris working with H.C.Silvestre. He opened his own shop in Paris in 1892. His work was highly regarded and he won numerous gold medals in major exhibitions. In 1918 he emigrated to Canada working in Toronto and Montreal. This violin has a nice brilliant and responsive tone.
Buthod was one of many gifted makers who worked for Vuillaume before joining Husson in Mirecourt forming a large and successful workshop. This is a very fine violin and is in superb condition.
Derazey studied first in Mirecourt then went on to Paris where he worked for several shops before returning to Mirecourt. His workshop quickly became very successful because of the high quality of his work. He worked very much in the style of Vuillaume. This violin is quick and responsive with a brilliant tone.
The Mougenot family of violin makers goes back to the 17th century. Léon worked with E.Laurent in Brussels, Blanchard in Lyon and W.E.Hill and Sons in London before establishing his own shop in Mirecourt in 1899. His work has always been highly respected for his very fine workmanship.
Werner Barth worked with his father Robert and stayed on until 1962. This violin has an excellent tone, brilliant but with depth and fullness, which makes it a real joy to play.