Sullivan Violins offers a wide variety of violins from workshops from around the world. Workshop violins are a great asset to students or new players, as they offer reliable playability, are well set-up, and excellent sound quality at an affordable price. Some of the featured workshops offered by Sullivan Violins include the Eastman Strings, Heinrich Gil, Callegari, Allesandro, and Jay Haide, as well as bows from Arcos Brasil, L’Archet Brasil, and CodaBow.
The Benefits of Workshop Instruments
Creating a violin (or any string instrument for that matter) is a complex process that requires a wide range of tools and skill sets. Simply put, workshops are just spaces where string instruments are created by a team of skilled craftsmen who each contribute to a specific component of the instrument creation process. The instruments are based on defined models with repeatable patterns, materials, and sound characteristics. Workshop violins are most often produced by several luthiers who each specialize in one aspect, as opposed to being created under the hand of an individual master craftsperson. The result is an affordable instrument that can be reliably reproduced. Workshop instruments can vary from a very beginner instrument that has basic acoustic graduations to advanced step-up instruments with responsiveness and attention to materials and craftsmanship which result in superior acoustical properties.
Quality Workshop Selection
Sullivan Violins exclusively selects violins from the highest quality workshops, including:
- Eastman String Instruments: Sullivan Violins carries a full range of instruments from Eastman Strings, one of the largest producers of string instruments in the world. Eastman Strings instruments are known for their reliability and quality.
- Modelo Italiano: Sullivan Violins is our own workshop model. These instruments are set up exclusively at Sullivan Violins and offer the advancing player or committed beginner a wonderful sounding, affordable instrument that is professionally set up to ensure playability. These instruments exude a warmth and resonance that is a wonderful step up from beginner-level instruments.
- Jay Haide: The Jay Haide line of instruments was born of a joint effort from a top American and Chinese luthier. These instruments have fantastic sound capabilities perfect for a player who wants response, warmth, and projection. The Jay Haide instruments are carefully antiqued to look like a well-loved instrument of old.