Krutz 850-Series Viola

  • $9,000.00
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Made entirely by hand by advanced luthiers in Kansas City.

Krutz 850-series instruments are crafted entirely in Krutz's Kansas City workshop by senior luthiers, many of whom learned the art of string instrument construction in Europe. All aspects of the making process are overseen by Anton Krutz. They hand select every single piece of European and American maple and spruce used to make these instruments. The wood is then aged for five to ten years before the instrument crafting begins. Anton's own proprietary sealer and varnish are used. These instruments are then given a professional set-up by the craftsmen in Krutz's shop. Krutz 850-series instruments utilize fully professional materials and precise specifications, which give them the strong sound and tonal flexibility desired by advanced students and rising professionals.

Specs: Seasoned spruce top; seasoned maple back, ribs and scroll; inlaid purfling; highly flamed; acoustically enhanced wood sealer; antiqued oil varnish; ebony or boxwood fittings; Aubert bridge; D'Addario Kaplan strings; composite tailpiece with 2 fine tuners. The bridge, pegs, fingerboard, nut, and soundpost are assembled, dressed, fitted, and tonally adjusted in Krutz's Kansas City workshop.