With an attractive red/brown oil varnish and highly flamed Bosnian maple back & ribs, the Juzek 170 is beautiful to behold. Made in Germany by master luthiers, this limited production model is built on the Stradivarius pattern and carefully graduated for optimal tone quality. This lightweight violin is an incredible value for a professional instrument, a statement reflected in its continually strong sales numbers. Metropolitan Music Co. (i.e. John Juzek Violins) outfits these Master Art 170 violins with Evah Pirazzi strings and your choice of German-made boxwood or ebony fittings, and further maximize its sonic potential by carving a Despiau A quality bridge and Pahler split premium soundpost for each violin.
About John Juzek Instruments and Lutherie Tools
In the early 20th Century, a talented Czech luthier name Janek (John in English) Juzek began to make his mark on the stringed instrument world. Mr. Juzek was extremely prolific, with a keen eye and excellent attention to detail. When his brother, Robert, immigrated to New York and started what today is called Metropolitan Music Co., he gained a worldwide audience for his high-quality violins, violas, celli, and basses. Word began to spread and the business grew.
When Robert Juzek died in 1975, his son, Bob Juzek (né Robert Juzek; born 1938) became the president. Metropolitan Music Co. is now managed by Bob's two sons, Rob and Adam, the third-generation family of the founder.
Metropolitan Music is today, known by serious luthiers as the maker of the finest lutherie tools (e.g. planes, chisels, clamps, setup tools, etc.) available at any price.
The default setup is Contemporary Orchestral Violin. There are numerous other setup options. See Setup Options or click on the "Setup Options for Violins and Fiddles" link on the left for detailed descriptions of these options.
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