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Made in Germany.
This new model is roughly equivalent to the old Heinrich Gill No. 62/64 models , especially popular with professional and advanced amateur fiddlers, as well as conservatory level orchestral violins.
The X-Series are acoustically balanced for superior sound, power, projection and elegance. The process begins with the selection of tonewood from an extensive inventory of aged European timber. Luthiers quantitatively measure the quality of the timber regarding myriad physical aspects in order to arrive at a clear determination of the qualities of the woods used. During the creation process the natural acoustic properties of the instrument components are continuously measured and monitored. Components are then perfectly matched and harmonized together according to the carefully determined natural acoustical characteristics of the wood in order to maximize the instrument’s potential. The results are exceptional and quite obvious when hearing each instrument sing!
The distinguishing features of the tone are its mellow brilliancy and effortless articulation. Its enormous power and limitless range of color and expressiveness truly make it one of a kind. Using Heinrich Gill’s exclusive acoustic balancing, the X5 offers a maturity in sound rarely experienced in a modern instrument. The sound is sophisticated, wonderfully rich, clear and uncovered. Its responsiveness and agility offers the artist unsurpassed performance and capability of tonal nuance.
- Exclusive harmonized acoustical balancing offers maturity in sound rarely experienced in a modern instrument.
- Sophisticated sound is wonderfully rich and clear.
- Offers maximum performance capabilities for the young artist.
- Responsive and agile.
When an order is received, Kevin Reynolds (KDR Music, sole U.S. distributor for Heinrich Gill), who has been our Heinrich Gill representative for years (and knows what we expect!) hand-picks an instrument (sometimes two) meeting our stringent standards and then express-ships it to us. This generally takes about 2 days.
We receive the instrument without a sound post, bridge or strings. We then meticulously set it up to your preferences and for the very best sound possible. Obviously, an orchestral violinist and a fiddler will want very different setups. We have established an excellent reputation for setting up instruments so as to delight our customers, whether they be Scottish, Irish, Old-time or Bluegrass style fiddlers, or classical violinists. Generally, within hours of your order, we will contact you to discuss setup. All told, you will usually receive your customized instrument in less than a week from placing your order.
The listed price is for the instrument only. We have nice cases starting at about $125. Suitable bows start in the low $200s. Let us know if you want to discuss a bow and/or a case.