Delta Ridge Mandolins feature excellent workmanship and materials and produce a clear, crisp tone.
A-model mandolin with laminated spruce top. Solid maple back, sides, and neck with 12th fret neck joint. Sunburst finish. Multiple binding on top. Bound rosewood fretboard. Mother-of-Pearl script and dot marker inlays. Adjustable truss rod. Adjustable, floating ebony bridge. Nickel-plated machines with celluloid buttons. Outfits include the M25 Delta Ridge Mandolin and choice of nylon soft bag or hard case.
The Hans Kroger Mini-Bass is specially designed to give young players an early start on the double bass.
Solid spruce top of medium grain. Inlaid purfling. Solid two piece flat maple back of subtle flame. Ribs and scroll similar. Finished in a spirit varnish of reddish-brown. Professionally shop adjusted. Includes brazilwood bow (French frog), soft nylon bag, and rosin. Made in Korea.
The Delta Ridge A-model Deluxe Mandolin features intricate Mother-of-Pearl inlays and a brilliant tone.
A-model mandolin with a solid spruce top. Solid carved flamed back, sides, and neck with 15th fret neck joint. Tobacco burst finish. Multiple body binding. Bound rosewood fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl block inlays. Adjustable truss rod. Adjustable, floating ebony bridge. Gold-plated machines with engraved plate and removable pearloid buttons. Outfits include the M55 Delta Ridge Mandolin and choice of nylon soft bag or hard case.
Strunal instruments are highly sought after for their strong tradition of Czech made instruments and commitment to quality. An excellent starter instrument for a less advanced player.
Laminate spruce top with traditional rosette. Laminated mahogany back and ribs. Celluloid binding around front and back. Well fashioned three piece neck. Handsome gloss or satin finish, depending on availability.
Rosewood fingerboard with ground and polished frets and fret ends. Rosewood bridge, celluloid saddle
Gold plated machine heads, black gears, white pearloid buttons
The Marais Baroque violin is intended for musicians that wish to recreate the authentic sound of the Baroque era, a period of history from approximately 1600-1750 and when the music of Vivaldi, Corelli, and Bach flourished. Each Marais violin is fashioned after the Baroque setup; having a shorter, wedge-shaped fingerboard made of maple, a shorter neck angled straight out from the body, no string adjusters or chinrest, a shorter bass bar, flatter bridge, and gut strings. The result is a soft, pure, and delicate sound that contrasts greatly to the full and powerful tone of the modern violin.
Note: The violin that most people play today is regarded as the modern violin, a violin with a longer fingerboard made of ebony, longer neck, chinrest, string adjusters, longer bass bar, and metal wound strings. Baroque instruments are specialized and require a specific bowing style that differs from modern technique. If you are unsure if a Baroque instrument is right for you, please contact a sales representative at 1-800-528-3430.
Spruce top of narrow grain. Two-piece maple back, nicely figured. Ribs and scroll of wide, prominent flame. Finished in a pleasing light brown. Made in China.
Traditional maple fingerboard and tailpiece, both with decorative ebony inlay. Boxwood pegs and endbutton
Bone nut and saddle
Pirastro Chorda E & A strings, Eudoxa D and G strings
Custom baroque style bridge
Instrument will fit in a standard size violin case.
The bass viola da gamba is a member of the viol family, a group of instruments that flourished in Europe between 1450 and 1745. In France, the viola da gamba was particularly prominent during the reign of King Louis XIV due to the contributions of viol composer and virtuoso, Marin Marais. The models from the Marais Baroque Collection are based on instruments from the late 17th century by Michel Colichon, a prominent French viola da gamba maker. Each instrument is crafted in the traditional French style that includes seven strings tuned in fourths with a major third between the two middle strings.
Spruce top of narrow to medium grain. Two piece maple back with medium flame. Ribs and scroll similar to back. Traditional carved scroll. Finished in an orange brown.
Traditional maple fingerboard and tailpiece, both with ebony inlay. Boxwood pegs. Ebony nut.
A modern French instrument, the #GM67 Georges Michel shares the subtle nuances well established within the French atelier tradition of viola making. Elegant craftsmanship with meticulous attention to detail results in a refined, sweet tone with excellent playability.
Hand-carved from select tone-woods. Spruce top of tight grain. Two piece maple back of subtle, narrow to medium flame. Ribs and scroll similar to back. Scroll is deftly chamfered. Finished in an oil varnish of a pleasing golden-brown. Professionally shop adjusted. Made in France.
Ebony fingerboard. Rosewood pegs and tailpiece
Larsen A string with Thomstik Dominant D, G, and C strings
Delta Ridge Mandolins feature excellent workmanship and materials and produce a clear, crisp tone. The F-Model is artistically decorated with Mother-of-Pearl inlays and an attractive sunburst finish.
F-model mandolin with a solid spruce top. Solid, carved, flamed back, sides, and neck. Sunburst finish. Multiple body binding. Bound ebony fretboard with ornate Mother-of-Pearl markers. Adjustable truss rod. Adjustable, floating ebony bridge. Gold-plated machines with engraved plate and removable pearloid buttons. Outfits include the M65 Delta Ridge Mandolin and choice of nylon soft bag or hard case.