Patterned after a beautiful modern-day Stradivari model, these instruments Opus 10 from our CV Selectio portfolio demonstrate that even new violins can have a surprisingly good voice – radiant and rich in timbre. Their warm bright sound is balanced across all of the strings and has none of the shrill notes which are common in more affordable instruments. These violins are dependable partners in performance and concerts and will serve their owners well. Musicians can unreservedly depend on a CV Selectio Opus 10 violin to stand in for the excellent instruments they may not want to take with them on every trip and to every concert. With their magnificent playing properties, they also accompany good musicians in their musical growth and help reflect their progress precisely. Our Opus 10 violins feature conspicuously high quality in terms of their materials and craftsmanship, evident in the attractive flames of the two-part maple back and the top of strikingly beautiful spruce. Both are accentuated by a luminous golden-brown varnish with subtle antiquing which gives the instruments a friendly and inviting character – further ornamented by heart-shaped pegs and a Hill tailpiece of ebony. It has new Pirastro strings and is ready to play.