Many contemporary violinists and fiddlers are exploring the versatility of the 5-string violin, but there are few decent offerings in the under $1000 price range on the market. Metropolitan Music Co. of Stowe, Vermont designed the Juzek Model 108 to fill this growing niche, and the feedback has been excellent.
Handcrafted in Romania to Metropolitan Music’s specifications, the 108 5-strings uses high quality European tonewood – seasoned spruce for the soundboard and moderately flamed maple for the back, ribs and neck. Ebony fittings, Wittner tailpiece, and Helicore strings contribute to tuning stability and tone quality. A durable red-brown gloss finish adds to the aesthetic beauty, and the outline is graceful and well-proportioned.
Anyone who has ever played a 5-string violin knows that string spacing is critical. In designing the Juzek 108 5-string, Metropolitan relied on musicians’ feedback to properly space the nut and bridge for optimal playability. The result is an affordable performing instrument that is easy for the 4-string player to transition to.
- Romanian quality workmanship, European tonewoods including flamed maple body
- Designed with the performer in mind
- Comfortable nut and bridge spacing for easy transitioning from a 4-string
- Helicore 5-string set with low C
- Red-brown gloss varnish durable and attractive
- Shaped case included!
- An excellent value in a quality 5-string violin
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