Sofia Grande Model Violin-Modified Stradivari Pattern, made in the workshop of Sofia violins in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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Made in the workshop of Sofia violins in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Sofia modified Stradivari pattern used on the Grande violin results from years of testing small variations to create instruments that consistently produce a big, open, even and rounded sound suitable for student and advanced players. The Sofia Grande Model Violin are hand crafted using premium aged woods. Highly skilled luthiers prepare these instruments to achieve exceptional tonal characteristics. Made from the world's finest European acoustic wood - the preferred material of makers going back to the time of Amati and Stradivari. Every year, Sofia makers select and cut their wood in the Southern Balkan and Rodopi mountains. The wood is then aged for years before being used.The distinctive Sofia finishes are achieved by many steps of hand applying and artistically removing traditional oil and spirit varnishes to give each instrument the patina of color, shading and details characteristic of a beautiful antique finish, all on a healthy new instrument.