House of Weaver - Jurgen Klier Outfit

$ 2,220.00

From the House of Weaver.  Reddish Amber Guarneri Pattern 4/4 Violin with Howard Core 525 case and Arcos Brasil nickel-mounted bow, non-refundable shipping to the lower 48 US states included

Violin alone: $1775

One of the issues with importing violins is that the good varnishes are delicate and often do not fare well in containers during shipping. A traditional solution is to import violins “in the white” from major production areas, rework and varnish them in the US, and sell them under a trade name. One of the more successful shops continuing this tradition is the House of Weaver in Bethesda, Maryland. []  The Rudoulph Doetsch line currently done by Eastman Strings was developed at Weaver’s.  Weaver gets violins from China, Hong Kong, and Europe, and reworks them as required for performance.  This reworking includes, depending on the model, shaping the neck, graduating the plates, and fitting and shaping the bass bar.  Bill Weaver himself then varnishes the instruments in a thin spirit varnish, something that would not survive shipping from overseas well.  The result is a new traditional import violin, not shot in some mysterious lacquer in an unknown shop somewhere far off.  Weaver models include from bottom to top, the Smith, Beck, Henley, Klier, Kono, Baltazar violins.  Weaver’s also backs their instruments very thoroughly.

This instrument is the German-made Jurgen Klier model is built entirely by hand in Hong Kong.  We obtained this instrument unset, then detail planed and polished the fingerboard, shaped the nut, final shaped the neck, refit and polished the pegs, fit a fine hand-split soundpost, and cut a nice French bridge. This instrument has the basic acoustic adjustments, including setting the B0 frequency and voicing the plates and bar working through the F holes.  This is a strong and resonant instrument, exhibiting surprising power and clarity, neutral tone, even response; in essence, an advanced student or starter professional violin and a great value.  Would make a very nice fiddle, fiddle setup available, no extra charge, just request.

  • Guarneri pattern, with wide channels and fairly full arching
  • Made in the white in Germany
  • Varnished in the US by the House of Weaver
  • Final setup and acoustic work here in our shop
  • Top:  Even medium-grain European spruce - a very very nice top! “AA” grade in our opinion
  • Back: Medium flame, good depth, ascending 2-piece, light even flecking, we would call it “A” grade
  • Ribs: Medium flamed maple non-matching maple
  • Neck: Almost unfigured maple, one piece
  • Varnish:  Lightly antiqued reddish amber hand-laid and buffed spirit varnish, in the US
  • Fittings:  Ebony with one fine tuner 
  • Bridge: Despiau French
  • Post:  Standard spruce
  • Strings: Tonica

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