Copy and Imitation Violins of Antique, Old, and Vintage Antonius Stradivarius, Guarnerius, and Strad Models
If you have ever searched for an old violin from a historic famous violin maker, you know that the sky is the limit when it comes to price. Thanks to modern violin makers like Vasile Gliga, a great sounding high quality European violin is now available to everyone. As a Romanian luthier using the same flamed maple and Carpathian spruce that ancient Italian makers prized for their instruments, a Gliga instrument can sound just as good as a vintage violin. It is the old family tradition in violin making, along with sophisticated finishing techniques and modern tools that gives a Gliga instrument its excellent quality. Gliga has chosen to model his 4/4 full size violins on the Stradivarius and Guarnerius violin designs.
Antonio Stradivari is a historical master violin maker that had a "golden age" of craftsmanship around 1715 which contemporary luthiers now try to imitate. In addition to the Stradivarius copy violin, Gliga also makes Guarneri-style violins inspired by Giuseppe Guarnerius del Gesu, an Italian luthier who is also an important historical figure. The Guarneri design has a bigger body than the Strad violin, which gives it a volume of air and a stronger wood vibration providing it with a more powerful sound. A Guarnerius violin sound is usually preferred for country music while a Strad violin is employed by classical-style musicians. You can also tell these two types of violins apart if you look closely at the "F" holes at the top of the Guarnerius and Stradivarius violin copy.
In addition to a violin's sound, if you want an old looking violin, viola, or cello, check out our antiqued finish stringed instruments. A Gliga antique violin is only different aesthetically from a standard model, the sound is not affected in any way. The antique violin look is the result of a cosmetic manipulation of the color and finishing technique. The pattern of the varnish is more playful and does not follow the predictable uniformity of the non antiqued instruments. The violins finished in an antiqued style look older and, in some people's eyes, boost the personality of the instruments. Because of its vintage look and feel, a Gliga antique violin would make a great imitation Stradivarius violin that will fulfill that deep desire of being part of the great story that this extraordinary artist has once started to write. Since then, people seem to be attracted to a Stradivarius violin copy more than the work of any other famous violin maker. The antique finish is for those who desire the style of vintage violin that has been through a long journey through time or maybe someone who has not yet found the ancient instrument that they want.
While original Guarneri and Stradivari violins are highly sought after and respected in the musical world, modern violin makers usually follow the same process as these masters in crafting their contemporary violins. Today's violin makers also have the advantage of being able to study the centuries of violin making before them to be able to achieve the best sounding instruments. For those who can't spend thousands or even millions on Guarneri and Stradivari violins, an affordable violin from Gliga Violins USA, which is a remarkable copy of Antonius Stradivarius violin making art, can provide everyone from beginners and students to performance professionals with an excellent alternative.
Plus, a 7-day trial period and 7-day money back guarantee are given on all Gliga instruments so you can shop with confidence. You can conveniently purchase your handcrafted Gliga Guarnerius and Stradivarius violins directly from the ViolinsLover Shop online with same day shipping in most cases. The student Genial, intermediate Gems, professional Gama, and Maestro Gliga can also be bought with a full outfit of tailpiece, strings, bow, case and more. If you are looking for vintage violins and thinking of trying out some of the various copies of a violin Stradivarius or Guarnerius inspired, consider Gliga's instruments before you spend a fortune elsewhere. Gliga Violins USA wants to make sure you get the gift of music you deserve not just the one that you can afford!