Cremona SV-1800 & SC-1750 violin outfits. 100 PLUS Year Old Aged Wood, Antonio Stradivari "Hellier" Copy. Master Artisan Hand-Crafted Collector Pieces with awesome sound, Inlaid Ivory and Intricate Carvings! Special order 3 month wait on the SV-1800 Hellier. These masterpieces are newly crafted from over 100-year-old spruce and maple. This gives them a look and tone that has to be seen and heard in person to really appreciate the beauty.

Fine instruments in every respect, all Special Edition Maestro violins feature the very best and rarest woods, and are superbly handcrafted by extraordinarily skilled luthiers whose goal is to produce a perfect instrument every time.

The flagship Cremona’s Maestro Series is a re-creation of the legendary Hellier Strad. The Hellier is the most famous of Antonio Stradivari’s inlaid violins. Originally purchased by Sir Samuel Hellier in the early 18th century directly from the Master, the instrument eventually passed to Mr. H.E. Morriss, a Shanghai newspaper publisher. Fortunately, Mr. Morriss took the Hellier with him to England before World War II; after World War II, Morriss saw all of his Shanghai possessions confiscated by the revolutionary functionaries of Mao Zedong and put on display as plunder. The original Hellier is presently in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C..

Limited availability: The supply of these extremely rare, very old woods and inlay materials is extremely limited and irreplaceable.

The exquisite wood, workmanship and general appearance is what you would expect to see in a fine hand-made violin costing many Thousands more, take advantage of this bargain pricing. Comes with superb LB-14 brazilwood bow and a great arched-top plush-lined oblong case.

Features are:
  • Hand carved solid spruce top, 100 year old spruce
  • Hand carved solid 100+ yr old one-piece maple back, solid sides neck & scroll
  • Mastodon ivory design inlaid all around the top and back, real mastodon ivory
    (Elephant ivory is illegal to use; thousands of years old mastodon tusk ivory is okay to use and gives this violin a very special look.)
  • SV-1800 has intricate inlaid carving all around the sides of the body
  • SV-1750 no inlaid carvings on sides and no ivory, otherwise same as the SV-1800
  • Mastodon Ivory nut, end-pin insets, and peg insets
  • Grade A Ebony Fingerboard
  • Hill-Style Boxwood Fittings
  • Delicately Inlaid Purfling
  • 1 Fine Tuner in a Polished Boxwood Tailpiece
  • Beautiful French-polished shaded amber-brown finish
  • TL-35 well-padded arched-top Travelite suspension violin case with durable ballistic exterior and plush interior lining. 3 interior compartments too! See this case in the cases section.
  • LB-14 high-quality brazilwood bow with full-mounted ebony frog, silver-plated wrap and genuine unbleached white horsehair
  • VNS-150 Anton Breton Perlon strings
  • VP-203 Cremona 3-Star Bridge
  • Shop adjusted.
    Available in 4/4 size only.

    Special order only. 3 month wait to have an SV-1800 or SV-1750 made for you.

    Call for current price.

    FREE SHIPPING to the lower 48 U.S. States.

    SV-1800Regular price: $9,995.00Sale price: $6,995.00

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