MICHAEL GRIFFIN - Luthier's Care


                      Violins & Violas

In addition to the personally, traditionally handmade instruments pictured below, we have in stock violins and violas of various sizes by such makers as Shen, Eastman, Klier, Deutsch, Cleveland Group, and Kohr, as well as vintage French and German violins. Also, please check out the LATEST NEWS page, which often includes newly available instrument listings.

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Several STRAD models are finished as of late Fall 2017.  These have been tested by seasoned artists who have wonderful reviews - please inquire. These beautiful violins are handmade entirely by myself, using traditional Cremonese construction techniques, with meticulous attention to details that characterize the Stradivari's instruments. Both violins offer players warm, easy clarity and powerful rich overtones. The 1715 "Titian" model empowers the player with a broad deep character of warm sound, whereas the 1716 "Messiah" model, slightly larger by virtue of having been made on Strad's "PG" mould, offers an additional silvery soprano quality, with equal strength in the robust bottom and strongly projecting upper register. 

Consider upgrading now to one of these top quality violins, each of which offers the player complete access to the power and nuanced tonal shadings of instruments costing tenfold more.

Lucky is the player who gets choice of the two Stradivari models!

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GRIFFIN 2017 Strad 1715 "Titian" 
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GRIFFIN 2017 Strad 1716 "Messiah" 

This instrument incorporates state-of-art carbon fiber neck insert that serves to strengthen high end frequency production and maximize full body resonance.
















                                                               




















































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GRIFFIN 2015 del Gesu 1741  - SOLD
                


























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GRIFFIN 2014  Strad 1715  -  SOLD

























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GRIFFIN 2014  Guarneri del Gesu 1735 -
                            For Sale

A richly anitiqued "Plowden" model of well-figured European maple and 35-yr seasoned American Sitka that projects dense, luscious warmth and ringing highs. 

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GRIFFIN 2013 Strad "Titian"-  SOLD























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GRIFFIN 2008 Jos. fil Andreas Guarneri 
                            For Sale
  
One-piece European back. A lovely instrument with a unique,clear blend of chocolatey warms and powerful highs, possessing a must-see varnish that draws you in with its velvety red luminescence.


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