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MusicStoreUSA sells instruments at all price ranges, but the Master Violins are where we truly excel. All of these instruments are handmade in Poland and bear the name of their maker. Featuring some of the best workmanship Europe has to offer, these violins each have a unique sound and beauty. All master instruments include a set of Evah Pirazzi strings. Trial periods are available.
When choosing a more expensive instrument, such as those that tend to be priced over $1000 (for the instrument alone...not the kit), you may prefer to visit us by making a private appointment to view several instruments and play on them before making your purchase, comparing the qualities of the different makers & models. You should make your appointment 5-6 days before you plan to come. If you have questions about your appointment, give us a call. You will receive a confirmation of your appointment by email once it has been confirmed and approved. Select your instrument (on the left), then you'll be presented with a brief form. Once you've filled that out, you'll be presented with a form showing the instrument "pricing & hold" list. Select the instrument(s) you'd like to preview in person at your appointment from the list & I'll make sure they are properly set up, tuned and ready for you to play & we'll see you at your appointment!
Please call (508) 535-5249 or set up an appointment today.
Jarek Koscielny’s workshop is located in Czestochowa, Poland, the town of the famous Black Madonna frequently visited by Catholic tourist and pilgrimages. Made from the finest quality Polish and Romanian materials, all instruments are made by Koscielny in the white. Next, the instruments are sent to one of our Polish shops skilled in antique varnishing techniques to give each instrument a distinctive, personal appearance. Finally, the instrument goes back to Master Koscielny, where it will be fully and carefully set up to bring the best sound out of each and every instrument.
Jarek Koscielny Violin – Stradivarius Model
Roman Glogowski is a sophisticated and mature maker who is very well known and regarded in Poland. He was born in 1966 in Zakopane, Poland, where he attended the Fine Arts High School. He later attended the Nowy Targ Violin Making College. He has since become known for his fine sounding violins.
Initially trained in cabinet-making, Tomasz Kowalski’s love for music led him to study under Polish master luthier Jan Bobak. Today, he owns and operates his own workshop in Nowy Targ with his son. In 2014, his workshop was awarded a grant from the European Union to expand and continue creating instruments from the highest quality European woods. He identifies Italian masters Stradivari, Guarneri, Maggini, and Amati as the inspiration for his instruments.
Andrejz Swietlinski was born in Nowy Targ, Poland in 1962. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts High School in Zakopane, and went on to study violin making and luthiery at the Liceum of Plastic Work in Zakopane, as well as sculpture and art at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Art in Krakow. He apprenticed under the well known Polish Master Jan Bobak in the 1990’s, and founded the Swietlinski-Glodek-Szlachtowski Workshop in the mountainous region of Poland. His violins and violas have received international acclaim and are played by many respected musicians worldwide.
Swietlinski Workshop – Stradivarius Model
Andrzej Swietlinski – Vieuxtemps Model
Andrzej Swietlinski – Ole Bull Model
Andrzej Swietlinski – LE Stradivarius Model
Maciej Lacek is a master luthier and member of the Polish Violin Makers Association. He is the son and graduate student of Jan Lacek, a well respected luthier who founded the Luthier School Institute in Nowy Targ, Poland. The incredible talent and knowledge that he gained from working with his father from an early age is reflected by creating instruments that have remarkable tone, response, and projection, as well as great beauty in workmanship and varnish. His craftsmanship is becoming more and more popular all over the world and his instruments are being critically acclaimed by players and collectors. Many concertmasters, leading players and symphony orchestra musicians who perform regularly in United States, Western Europe and especially in Poland are playing on Mr. Lacek’s instruments.
Maciej Lacek Violin
Maciej Lacek Petite Violin
Pawel Migiel was born in Zakopane, Poland in 1982, and his affinity for the violin and its construction started as a child. After finishing his schooling, he went to work as an apprentice to Wojciech Topa, with whom he still works.
He builds violins, violas, and cellos in the patterns of Italian masters including Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu, and Matteo Gofriller. Although still young, his instruments are rapidly gaining reputation around the world, and are sought after by students and mature musicians alike.
Pawel Migiel Violins – Guarneri Model
Grzegorz Bobak was born in 1977 in Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains region of south Poland. After graduating from the Antoni Kenar Arts High School in Zakopane with a specialization in sculpture, he studied luthierie at the Chicago School of Violin Making. Today he is one of Poland’s most sought-after young makers.
Gregorz Bobak Violin – Guarneri Model
Gregorz Bobak Violin – Guadagnini Model
One of Poland’s finest luthiers, Wojciech Topa has received critical acclaim around the world. He was born in 1961, and studied at the Fine Arts High School in Zakopane before attending the Technical College of Violin Making in Nowy Targ, Poland. He finished his studies under the Master Jan Bobak. Topa’s instruments are known for their power, projection, and virtuosity and are truly soloists’ instruments.
His instruments are played by many prominent players worldwide, including Ivan Monighetti, Stefan Kamasa, Jerzy Kosmala (former member of the Krakow String Quartet and renowned Eastman String Quartet, Jerzy Kosmala is an former student of William Primrose, and a graduate of the Krakow Academy of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University.) & Andrzej Bauer.
Topa Workshop – Stradivarius Model
Topa Workshop – Guarneri Model
Wojciech Topa – Guadagnini Model
Wojciech Topa – Guarneri Model