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This is a professional solo grade violin made for Marco of Italy, Marco has a friend in Italy who is a master luthier.

Marco wrote me a reference about the violin, and his friend luthier only gave one sentence as result after checked the violin both inside and outside, told by Marco, on 2017-7-22:

He saw the violin and said he really done very well.

(the first "He" is Marco's friend luthier in Iatly, and the second "he" is our first master luthier Lu Qing).

Below is Marco's reference on 2017-7-1:  

In a perfect packaging is quickly arrived at my home the violin shipped by Mr. Dong. The very accurate packing immediately gave me the impression of professionalism and experience of Mr. Dong's firm. The white violin appears very well done, also taken care of in details and respectful of the indications that I gave during its realization. Now I just have to do with wood preparation and varnishing. However, the starting point seems to me great, so I expect, at work, an excellent result. Many Thanks to Mr. Dong for the quickly assistance and presence during all this time.
Marco

Ok, Now, if anyone would like to ask for questuions to Marco about the violin, then please let me know, I will ask Marco if I can pass his email address to you. If so, you will talk to him about the violin Lu made for him.

We have just finished an Advanced Student Viola Archinto 1696 402mm, it sounds very top, this viola is going to New Zealand. This viola only costed the customer very little money, please view our price page to find out how much.

However, this viola is much higher quality in terms of sound and craftsmanship than those BIG name Chinese luthiers in the USA who sell their China factory production line violins/violas/cellos at US$2500/US$2800/US$5000 with some French name printed on their labels.

This viola is also at least the same as or may be better than those BIG name Chinese luthiers in the USA an individual made viola at $10,000 and over range.

This viola is full hand made by our 2nd master luthier individuly with hand tools only from the beginning to the end without any assistance and the thickness distribution is never the same as the plan and the sound is tested at each single step during making.

This is only an Advanced Student Viola, and not a professional solo grade.

Below are two references from our customers, they are only two here, more references please view from our reference page.

1. Our No. 448 professional solo violin customer from Rockville USA:

I had a quick chance to play and look at the violin. Wow, great it plays better than Jay Haide violins that I carry. I am not the greatest player but I will have one of my staff play it tomorrow. Great violin, were in business. I just need the 7k bow to sample then I will put together a package and sell many. I know it will sound better and better as it ages a little.
Regards,

added on 26th August 2015:
I love the bow! I have a $15,000. Bow and your bow plays better. The sound is warm and wonderful. The violin and bow are at the

I just wanted to let you know that we love your violin and bow.

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2. Oliviero from Italy ordered an advanced student violin from us, he wrote me a reference today (2016-11-23) as below:

Dear Dong

Today I got Half hour to try the violin below my first impressions:

Sound : very powerful

Tones : full of harmonic

Keyboard : perfect

Harmonic: very clear fluted

Shape: perfect!

Bow: light and sensitive responsiveness

To try: I made scales and arpeggios in fist second and fifth positions

Satisfaction: very satisfied!
My compliments to you well work.
Probably after or before Chinese New Year I will place to you one order to make a professional one and one more like mine.
Keep in touch

Oliviero

Please note, the one Oliviero has is our advanced student violin only, not a professional solo violin.

Here is the violin for Oliviero:

   

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

I was in Shanghai from the Oct 24th 2016 for a week.

I was so lucky that I had an oppprtunity to ask World Famours Italian Master Luthier Mr Simeone Morassi to check Our Lu Qing's Professional Solo grade violin for the quality.

Master Morassi tested for a long time without play, without tap, only by looking, the result is, it is a totally perfect made violin, very top quality, just a bit to improve on the varnish, to be a little more clear so that to see the flame more clear.

Please view some photos here.

Just a few luthiers in Shanghai had the rare opportunity.

We are now more and more and more confidance to our full hand made violins!!!

Many Thanks to Master Morassi!!!

Dong



The website Chinese Violins was created in 1995. We custom make and build master Chinese violins for customers all around the world. We focus on professional violins and advanced student violins. Every piece is a master Chinese violin with top sound quality.

Welcome to ChineseViolins.com. Here you are provided with a wealth of information regarding my work.

You will find detailed descriptions and clear examples of my polished work as well as photos documenting every step of the instrument's transfiguration from raw wood into a beautiful example of the luthier's art.

Also available are many references from customers pleased with my humble efforts and photos of them experiencing the satisfaction my work has given them.

At ChineseViolins.com, we hope that you come not only to buy but to share in the enjoyment of viewing instruments born from the parentage of discriminating quality and refined skill.

So please join us inside and enjoy the heights to which the luthier's art has risen in China.




  Thank you for entering our website and, again, welcome! Perhaps you hold an interest in my background and my works, so please allow me to spend a moment satisfying that interest.

  I, Lu Qing the first master luthier of Bai's Violins, was born in 1964 and I have been fascinated with musical instruments and their making since early childhood, especially in the violin. At the age of 20, I began my apprenticeship under Master Maolin Song (ï) when we worked in China National Opera House in the early of 80's. I then followed Master Maolin Song to his company worked there around middle of 80's totally almost for 20 years before I began to work independently. I enjoyed regular opportunities to study many outstanding examples of the luthier's art. I also have regular opportunities to probe into the techniques and requirements of sound production with contemporary violinists. Thus, I obtained violin making inspiration among them. Having hand-crafted hundreds of violins, violas, cellos, and double bass' for 30 years, my technique is now exquisite, and the sound of my instruments is pure and powerful. I am one of very few genuine luthiers in China.

 I craft instruments with either a traditional or an antique finish. Though I use modern, updated tools for making, I adhere strictly to traditional Cremonese methods, inheriting the classical luthiers' experience. I sound the instrument to transfer its "feel", and my experience allows me to accurately gauge the wood and refine each gradation. Thus, by utilizing traditional technique and modern scientific findings in synthesis, a superior sound and performance arises that echoes that of antique works. It is one favored by most players.

  The woods I employs are for the back, brilliantly flamed maple from Sichuan Province which has been air-dried for over 25 years. For the top, I selects from the spruce forests of Himalaya and Xinjiang's Altai mountains, also air-dried for over 25 years. The material is excellent, neither too hard nor too soft, with an elasticity admirably suited to creating a resonant instrument. The finished work often results in a maple back striped like a tiger, and a spruce top of fine even grain. I have personally selected all the materials with great discrimination, often just one from every hundred, then left them to dry for 25 years. As an alternative, you may select European maple for the back which is more than 30 years old, and aged spruce that is more than 100 years old.

  I also offer a selection of varnishes to suit your preferences, all of which are aesthetically elegant and tastefully applied.

  Whether you are an aspiring soloist, professional ensemble member, renowned teacher, or rising student, I can create an instrument to satisfy and exceed your requirements. Please browse at your leisure, share with me what you are looking for in an instrument, and I do hope you'll consider being one of my many customers from all around the world.

Short description of Master luthiers of Bai's Violins:

I, Lu Qing, from year 2005, instrument number 280, to now;
Xu Lian Kun , year 1998 - 2007, instrument number 208 - 279;
Sun Pei Xiang, year 1995 - 2000, instrument number before 208. 

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