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Lu Qing the first master luthier of ChineseViolins.com, was born in 1964 and he has been fascinated with musical instruments and their making since early childhood, especially in the violin. At the age of 20, he began his apprenticeship under Master Maolin Song (ËÎÃ¯ÁÖ) when they worked in China National Opera House in the early of 80's. he then followed Master Maolin Song to his company worked there around middle of 80's totally almost for 20 years before he began to work independently. Lu Qing enjoyed regular opportunities to study many outstanding examples of the luthier's art. he also has regular opportunities to probe into the techniques and requirements of sound production with contemporary violinists. Thus, he obtained violin making inspiration among them. Having hand-crafted hundreds of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses for 30 years, his technique is now exquisite, and the sound of his instruments is pure and powerful. he is one of very few genuine luthiers in China.
Lu Qing crafts instruments with either a traditional or an antique finish. Though he uses modern, updated tools for making, he adheres strictly to traditional Cremonese methods, inheriting the classical luthiers' experience. He sounds the instrument to transfer its "feel", and his experience allows him 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 Lu Qing employs are for the back, brilliantly flamed maple from Sichuan Province which have been air-dried for over 30 years. For the top, he selects from the spruce forests of Himalaya and Xinjiang's Altai mountains, also air-dried for over 30 years. The materials are 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 skin/hair, and a spruce top of fine even grain. He has personally selected all the materials with great discrimination, often just one from every hundred, then left them to dry for 30 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.
Lu Qing 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, he can create an instrument to satisfy and exceed your requirements. Please browse at your leisure, share with us what you are looking for in an instrument, and we do hope you'll consider being one of our many customers from all around the world.
Short description of Master luthiers of ChineseViolins.com:
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.