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Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art Violin - 4/4 size

Item# KJS3044

$2,300.00

In Stock

The beloved Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art violin had been one of the most teacher-recommended violins we ever offered. And no wonder: superb tone and balance, careful German craftsmanship and a wonderful "Old German" antique varnish, all add up to a winner. Our careful shop setup and play testing assures that your new Schneider® violin will perform at its best as soon as it arrives in your home.

In a world of mass-produced merchandise that lacks "that certain something", isn't it comforting to know that there are still skilled craftsmen making violins using time-tested methods that were handed down to them by past generations? Our German-made Karl Joeseph Schneider® violins are hand-made, often in the very homes of skilled "Geigenbaumeisters". All of our Schneider® violins are made to our specifications, carefully designed for students that are moving up to an instrument capable of bringing out a broad range of musical expression.

"The Schneider® Master Art has been very popular ever since we started carrying this violin. I personally like it for its very rich, warm sound. Though a warm violin, it still has a lot of power to project in a large hall. They also come in fractional sizes, making them perfect for an advancing student."
- Aaron Prior, Violist and Shar Violin Shop Sales Supervisor

Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art Violin - 3/4 size

Item# KJS3034

$2,300.00

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

The beloved Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art violin had been one of the most teacher-recommended violins we ever offered. And no wonder: superb tone and balance, careful German craftsmanship and a wonderful "Old German" antique varnish, all add up to a winner. Our careful shop setup and play testing assures that your new Schneider® violin will perform at its best as soon as it arrives in your home.

In a world of mass-produced merchandise that lacks "that certain something", isn't it comforting to know that there are still skilled craftsmen making violins using time-tested methods that were handed down to them by past generations? Our German-made Karl Joeseph Schneider® violins are hand-made, often in the very homes of skilled "Geigenbaumeisters". All of our Schneider® violins are made to our specifications, carefully designed for students that are moving up to an instrument capable of bringing out a broad range of musical expression.

"The Schneider® Master Art has been very popular ever since we started carrying this violin. I personally like it for its very rich, warm sound. Though a warm violin, it still has a lot of power to project in a large hall. They also come in fractional sizes, making them perfect for an advancing student."
- Aaron Prior, Violist and Shar Violin Shop Sales Supervisor

Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art Violin - 1/2 size

Item# KJS3012

$2,300.00

In Stock

The beloved Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art violin had been one of the most teacher-recommended violins we ever offered. And no wonder: superb tone and balance, careful German craftsmanship and a wonderful "Old German" antique varnish, all add up to a winner. Our careful shop setup and play testing assures that your new Schneider® violin will perform at its best as soon as it arrives in your home.

In a world of mass-produced merchandise that lacks "that certain something", isn't it comforting to know that there are still skilled craftsmen making violins using time-tested methods that were handed down to them by past generations? Our German-made Karl Joeseph Schneider® violins are hand-made, often in the very homes of skilled "Geigenbaumeisters". All of our Schneider® violins are made to our specifications, carefully designed for students that are moving up to an instrument capable of bringing out a broad range of musical expression.

"The Schneider® Master Art has been very popular ever since we started carrying this violin. I personally like it for its very rich, warm sound. Though a warm violin, it still has a lot of power to project in a large hall. They also come in fractional sizes, making them perfect for an advancing student."
- Aaron Prior, Violist and Shar Violin Shop Sales Supervisor

Karl Joseph Schneider® Premier Violin - 4/4 Size

Item# KJS7044

$2,800.00

In Stock

The Karl Joseph Schneider Premier violin exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of the German school of violin making. Fine German craftsmanship and aged tone woods creates a darker, balanced and projective tone. An exceptional value for the dedicated musician, this new addition to our Schneider workshop instruments will not disappoint!

Aubert Lutherie Alexandre LeFrancois Violin - 4/4 size

Item# AL10044

$6,200.00

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

In the rich, centuries-old tradition of French violinmaking, the Aubert Lutherie continues to handcraft beautiful violins ideal for players of discriminating tonal and visual tastes. Well-seasoned tonewoods, stylish workmanship, and a soft, buttery varnish gives the Lefrancois violin a round, warm, full-bodied sound, well-balanced and quickly responsive.

Ming-Jiang Zhu Workshop Conservatory Violin - 4/4 size

Item# MZ90

$3,750.00

In Stock

In our quest to personally hand-select the very best instruments from around the world, we're delighted to offer you finely handcrafted violins from the workshop of Ming-Jiang Zhu. A gold-medal winning maker, Zhu is one of the top master makers in China, if not the world. This Conservatory model, a Shar exclusive, is made in the traditional Italian style, by hand, with select European tonewoods. If you're taking the next steps towards a career or lifetime in music, the vibrant, complex tonal qualities are well suited for your journey.

American Violin, ca. 1950

Item# F1 S4533A

Contact a Specialist for Pricing Details

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

John Cheng Limited Edition Violin Outfit

Item# JCG95T

Shar: $3,359.00Sale: $3,150.00

The BEST $2,500 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.
TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $2,500 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $50 gift certificate for your efforts.

We asked for the very best from the John Cheng workshop, and they responded with this remarkable limited series. Inspired by the greatest known Guarneri del Gesus, each violin is delicately handcrafted using European tonewoods carefully selected and patiently aged. The resulting tonal characteristics are refined and graceful yet with a powerful, muscular sound. The John Cheng Limited Edition Guarneri is at its best in recital, where it amply fills the room with its appealing sound.

"The violins of the John Cheng Limited series are outstanding instruments of superb quality. An instrument of this caliber would be at home on the concert stage or recording studio. In fact, I am looking forward to using one in my own recording work."
- Endre Granat,
Concertmaster, Hollywood Studios

"I just recently purchased a John Cheng Limited Series violin as a backup to my Gagliano, and I love it. I find the power, depth, richness and ease of playing to be astonishing. I see this as a real game changer for my students, for this instrument is comparable to violins costing much more."
- Larry Shapiro,
Artist in Residence, Professor of Violin, Butler University

Snow Simona Violin

Item# SIM271

List: $3,865.00Shar: $3,479.00

In Stock

This advanced violin is made of selected European tonewoods. The varnish, composed of a unique mix of spirit and oil, creates a refined and alluring violin with a smooth, rich tone that is effortless to play.

Andreas Haensel Primo Violin

Item# AH94

$8,000.00

In Stock

Gold and Silver Medal Winner
Fifth International Violin-Making Competition, Pisogne, Italy
With over 100 top luthiers competing in this major juried event, Andreas Haensel’s instruments were awarded the top two prizes in 2014. And, coming on the heels of awards in 2010 and 2013, the world’s top luthiers have taken note of Andreas Haensel.

Works of Art, From the Hands of a Passionate Craftsman

Upon examination of these violins, great attention to detail and a high level of technical mastery is quickly apparent. But it is in the playing that the real value of these violins emerges. Regardless of pattern, all violins have a quality that makes them easy to play, delighting the hand and ear. Strong, generous tone, with layers of complexity, is the first quality that one notices. Apply more and more bow weight, and the tone simply opens out, with great projection, yet with no overbearing qualities or harshness. Spend even more time playing, and a myriad of intangibles reveal themselves. Response is immediate, whether bowing with strong detache or flautando.

When You Are Ready to Take Your Playing to the Next Level
Suitable for serious performing artists that are seeking a trusted “partner” to explore new musical worlds together, SHAR is now offering a limited number of Andreas Haensel’s violins for your audition.

Learn more about Andreas Haensel's instrument creation process.

A message from the maker:

"From my first Guarneri violin copy, even as a student at the North Bennett Street School in the early Nineteen Nineties, my research led me to leave the thickness of the Guarneri model violins a bit thicker than the typical Stradivari copy. It was easy too go to far with this idea, and the result could be an overly bright or treble sounding violin. After making a few very successful small violas, I got the idea to combine the thicker violin back with the fuller, Brescian viola-like arching, when making Guarneri-style violins, to balance the warm, rich sound of the fuller arch with the brilliant carrying power inherent in the thicker violin back. After attending the Guarneri violin exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC in the mid nineteen nineties, and, after publication, owning the large format book that resulted from that historic gathering of fine violins, violinists and makers, lo and behold, there it was.... Mr Guarneri had already thought of this idea, and there was the Vieuxtemps of 1741, a magnificent violin with a thick back and a somewhat full-to-the-purfling arch, producing such a warm and carrying sound that most of the violin world has fallen in love with it. The perfect model for me. I got busy making a tracing from the technical drawing in Mr. Biddulph's book, from that a form and templates, and have been making that model as my primary violin since the late nineteen nineties."

Alliance Series Guarneri del Gesu Violin

Item# ASG96

$4,000.00

In Stock

Alliance Series Guarneri del Gesu Violin

A careful collaboration between European and American luthiers, combining the traditions and know-how of European craftsmanship with American sensibilities of sound production and musical practices

Aged European spruce and maple, crafted in Germany, graduated and varnished in the US by a master maker, and fully set up and optimally tonally adjusted by SHAR’s best luthier, the Alliance Series Guarneri del Gesu is a true international collaboration. The tone is true to its Guarneri roots: Deep, dark, and throaty. Carefully applied varnish, emphasizing dark reddish-brown over a golden ground, with tasteful, understated antiquing. Beautiful Hill-style rosewood fittings complement the rich overall appearance of the del Gesu pattern. Fitted with premium Evah Pirazzi strings.

John Cheng Reserve Chamber Artist Violin

Item# JCR101

$3,750.00

In Stock

Offers a deep, fluid tone. With seamless power that blends, and a dark voluptuous tone when called for in fortissimo passages, true to its Guarneri roots.

Every serious violinist reaches a point where they are driven to discover and hone their unique voice. It could be a voice that is suited to the solo repertoire, requiring a violin that is capable of expressing that voice boldly. Or, that voice may gain its best expression in making music with other artists, where a violin must be capable of both great expressiveness as well as blending.

Our John Cheng Reserve Collection violins are the finest in the John Cheng family, gracefully hand crafted and finished with care. Fine spirit varnish, applied by hand, is delicately shaded, with subtle antiquing. SHAR's best luthiers perform the setup, so critical to performance, taking the time and care required to bring out their best qualities. Fitted with premium strings, each John Chang Reserve Collection violin is play tested and optimally adjusted by a professional violinist, assuring the best possible tone and playability.

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