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A violin’s sound is a result of a combination of instrument craftsmanship, string choice, and bow speed and pressure, and of course, musicianship. We know that no matter your skill level, you’ll be able to experience beautiful sound with Ken Sullivan Original violins. Ken Sullivan’s deep knowledge of acoustical properties comes to life in his handmade instruments, and his decades of experience as a master luthier shine in every violin he produces. Exhibiting gorgeous sound qualities, Ken Sullivan Original violins will help you take your musical expression to the next level.
Beautiful Sound With Ken Sullivan Original Violins
There are many qualities of the instrument itself that need to come together to create a good tone and a quality sound. These elements include power, projection, balance, and evenness. Power, measured in decibels, is a great, factual way to measure how loud an instrument is. Projection relates to how the sound “carries” over distance, allowing for beautiful and effortless expression. Ken Sullivan violins all exhibit a wonderful focus that projects. Balance is centered in the strings, as it’s important that all strings have the same volume and all notes played have the same quality. Lastly, evenness refers to having all notes and strings having a timbre that blends well together. It’s not uncommon for there to be a note (or two) that either surges or lags behind – quality craftsmanship helps to overcome this issue. By allowing all four of these elements to come together, you’re able to find an instrument that offers unparalleled sound quality and excellent tone.
Why Ken Sullivan Instruments?
There are many characteristics that make a Ken Sullivan Original Violin an instrument to be treasured for years to come, and it’s all centered around craftsmanship and expertise.
- Expertise: Ken has learned from the very best and has honed his craft over decades. He starts with an excellent selection of quality tonewoods. Ken expertly carves the top and back of his instruments to produce incredible response and sound quality. These careful graduations not only produce beautiful sound right away, but will ensure that the instrument will last for years to come. An instrument that is carved too thinly may resonate easily at first, but will not maintain its sound quality over the life of the instrument.
- Craftsmanship: Ken carefully carves all aspects of the instrument and applies varnish in careful layers to provide the depth of color and long-lasting protection. His careful set up ensures optimization of sound quality and power. Caring, contentious expertise ensures your Ken Sullivan instrument will be a timeless treasure. It’s not often in life that you can pick up a work of art, enjoy it every day and be a partner with it in producing your own expression, but a Ken Sullivan original violin can do exactly that.