The Stradivari "Hellier" is probably one of the most beautiful decorated violins. As you might know Antonio Stradivari learned to be an "intarsiatore", which stands for craftsman who decorates wooden made items, mainly furniture.
Very likely Amati, who was working close by in the same street, brought his violins to be decorated to the workshop where Stradivari worked. Slowly Stradivari started to make his own decorated violins.
The decorated instruments of Stradivari are very often carved and filled with black ebony sawdust; the ribs of the cellos are painted. Along the purfling on top and back he inserted between the two lines small ivory pieces.
This specific model used here on the "Hellier" is a quit large and big model with a great volume. That's why Master Edgar Russ loves to use this model also as a non decorated instrument.
This violin will have the fitting used on the original decorated Stradivari which is also carved in europena boxwood.
Edgar Russ loves this challenge to make a copy of one of the most famous great Masters..
We work together, next to each other, that’s why yours will be a great instrument!
It will be made especially for you. In case you want a special request write us your dream specification and we will do our best to make your dream come true.
Furthermore depending on how much you are able to spend on your future dream instrument you can choose who will build it for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout. We run discounts and promotions all year, so stay tuned for exclusive deals.
It depends on where you are. Orders processed here will take 5-7 business days to arrive. Overseas deliveries can take anywhere from 7-16 days. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.
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To confirm your purchase, you have the choice to pay either 50% or 100% of the order value and enjoy a small discount.
Estimated delivery times can vary from 2 to 6 months. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email confirming your order and providing the expected delivery time.
To personalize your order, kindly reply to the order confirmation email with your specific requirements. Alternatively, you can use our configurator to choose your desired wood, varnish, and setup.
duty & tax
Each country has its own import tax and duty policies. Non-EU residents should note that the price does not include VAT. Once the product reaches your country, customs will notify you to pay the necessary duty and tax for importing.
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Every instrument can be customized in any possible way: inlays, engraving, initials, coat of arms, decorations with ebony or mother of pearl, gold leaf, gold, silver or precious stones.
Eu duty fee included
Eu duty fee included The European Union duty fee is already factored into the price of this product.