A wonderful addition to their offering, the Stefan Petrov shop will make a limited number of these fine violins available throughout the rest of this year and most of 2012. Stefan Petrov violins are replications of the old Italian masters in both look and feel. A beautifully detailed, hand-rubbed antiqued oil varnish enhances the finest selections of spruce and maple. Rich, powerful tone and excellent playability. This violin is for discriminating players that can appreciate the warmer, richer, and sweeter sound made possible by the use of German A grade European tonewoods. Replications of the Italian masters – Guarnerius, Stradivarius, Guadinini, Amati.