Fully solid, European tonewood, flamed, ebony fittings with Parisian eye (Teka/Dresden chinrest, Swiss pegs), shaded chestnut brown varnish, Ultra Wittner tailpiece,
Teller bridge No. 42 EBV, Tonica strings
About Akord Kvint
Akord Kvint is a Czech company that produces exceptional concert and master violins, violas, and cellos. The firm was founded in 1991 in Luby, a small town with a long tradition of string instrument craftsmanship going back to the middle of the seventeenth century. The owners employ both famous and young talented violin makers, mostly master luthiers to create the most exquisite stringed instruments. Their master luthiers produce violins, violas and cellos in five quality levels.
Quality of Wood
Alpine spruce and the highest quality Bosnian maple is used in the instruments, obtained from lumber-mills in Germany. The plates, necks, and ribs from these sources undergo appropriate treatment right after the wood is chopped down; they are cut or splintered, perfectly stored and long dried in a natural way.
Violin makers worry about lacquering the instruments since it often impairs the sound of the instrument. Managing perfect surface treatment, beautiful colour and gloss requires rich knowledge and experience and is a very time-consuming and elaborate matter. The Akord Kvint master violin makers have extensive knowledge of the surface treatment of string instruments. The lacquers are prepared according to old, well-established recipes. The lacquering technology itself is then a key to the success of the whole process.