The violin lends its versatile, expressive voice to music genres ranging from classical to pop to country and bluegrass. Finely crafted from aged woods since the 1500s, this string instrument is one of the oldest that survives virtually unchanged today. In the catalogue of Karl Willhelm violins, you can explore a meticulously carved modern chapter in that long history of instruments. You'll find a wide range of handsome body designs, so take a close look at the arched shapes and thicknesses of these fine instruments and consider your style of playing, musical proficiency and your budget as you narrow down your choices.
If you're a student, the Karl Willhelm Model 22 Violin is an affordable option that looks fantastic and offers flexible sound. Made in Romania, it looks more expensive than it is with its rich hand-applied oil varnish. It's a top seller with Dominant strings that delivers warmth and deep resonance for superb performance. This beautiful, easy-to-play stringed instrument is also set up with a convenient Wittner-style tailpiece with built-in fine tuning adjusters.
For the intermediate or advanced violinist, the Karl Willhelm Model 57 Violin is worth considering. It has a solid spruce top and professionally set-up hardware to ensure a warm, resonant tone…some even say that it actually sounds better with age. This gorgeously hand-crafted violin is richly finished with deep varnish, a flamed maple neck and ebony fittings. Well-balanced and easy to play, it's a great violin for music classes, recitals and performances, or for professional musicians who need a backup.
From the Renaissance period to the modern age of rock, violins have been a music staple. There are many to choose from here and the deciding factor will be the feel of the violin and how it brings out the best in your performance. Whether you're looking to fine-tune your skills on this popular instrument or you play for an audience on a regular basis, Karl Willhelm violins offer the richness of tone and exquisite physical features valued by violinists everywhere.