Early Strings

Early Strings50 Products

Category
  • Strings
Material
  • pearwood
  • maple
  • boxwood
  • plumwood
  • rosewood
  • olive
  • grenadilla
  • tulipwood
  • cherry
  • plastic
Size
  • sopranino
  • soprano
  • alto
  • tenor
  • bass
  • contrabass
Brand
  • kung
  • kunath
  • moeck
  • yamaha
  • martin wenner
  • mollenhauer
New/Used
  • New
  • Used
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This Lu-Mi Baroque violin is modelled after a 1742 original by Italian luthier Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarnerius "del Gesu" (1698-1744). Guarnerius' work rivals that of Antonius Stradivarius. His instruments - original and copies - are prized by many prominent players and collectors. Lu-Mi's rendition of his work is excellent for both Baroque...
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$2,550.00
This Lu-Mi Baroque violin is based on an original 1715 Antonius Stradivarius model that is the archetype of a violin. Lu-Mi's rendition has a strong, silvery tone. With clear projection and a rich, full sound, this is perhaps the best of Lu-Mi's Baroque models for chamber and orchestral work. This...
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$12,175.00
This Lu-Mi violone in G is modeled after a 1640 original by Ernst Busch. The short string length makes this instrument ideal for rapid passages. The corpus is too small to play in low D tuning. This violone features a high-quality, fine-grain wood with a thick, glossy finish and ornate decorative purfling on...
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$5,250.00
This Lu-Mi violone in A is a scaled-up copy of Richard Meares' original six-string bass viol. It could also be played in all gut D tuning as a consort bass. This instrument is ideal for 8 ft. bass lines, such as Gibbons' work. This violone features a high-quality, fine-grain wood with a...
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This model is crafted after Nicholas Bertrand's 1720 bass viol, and is larger than the 1704 Bertrand model. It is ideal for solos, but it also plays well as a continuo instrument. It features a high-quality, fine-grain wood with a thick, glossy finish and ornate decorative purfling on the belly,...
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$5,450.00
This model is crafted after Nicolas Bertrand's 1704 bass viol. It is ideal for solos, but it also plays well as a continuo instrument.  The plain model features good-quality, aged wood, a mat finished, and minimal decorative purfling around the edges of the instrument. The fingerboard and tailpiece are solid,...
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This model is crafted in the style of English luthier Henry Jaye's 1620 model. It plays well with all gut strings, but, because the strings are so long, it can be more difficult to play double stops or chords. This model is ideal for consort music or music that emphasizes...
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$4,400.00
This model is made in the style of Richard Meares' 1660 English consort bass. It is the best all-round six-string bass viol, well-suited for a wide variety of repertoire. The plain model features good-quality, aged wood, a mat finished, and minimal decorative purfling around the edges of the instrument. The fingerboard...
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This model is crafted in the style of a 1692 bass viol by English master luthier Barak Norman (1651-1724). This is the smallest of Lu-Mi's bass viols and is well suited for lyra viol playing. Its size makes it ideal for young players or those with smaller hands. The plain...
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This Lu-Mi six-string tenor viol is modeled after a 1620 original by Henry Jaye. It is the smaller of the two Lu-Mi tenor viol models. The bass register does not play as well with all plain gut strings. The plain model features good-quality, aged wood, a mat finished, and minimal decorative...
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This Lu-Mi treble viol is modeled after a 1609 original by John Hoskins. It is the larger of the two Lu-Mi treble viol models. It is ideal for playing with all gut strings. The plain model features good-quality, aged wood, a mat finished, and minimal decorative purfling around the edges of...
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This Lu-Mi six-string treble viol is modeled after a 1620 original by Henry Jaye. It is the smaller of the two Lu-Mi treble viol models. The bass register does not play as well with all plain gut strings, but the high register produces a sweet tone. The plain model features good-quality,...
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$2,775.00
This six-string model is a scaled-down copy of Henry Jaye's 1620 original viol. It features a high-quality, fine-grain wood with a thick, glossy finish and ornate decorative purfling on the belly, back and edges of the instrument. The fingerboard and tailpiece will either have an ebony veneer, a burled maple...
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$6,000.00
This Lu-Mi Baroque cello is modelled after an Antonius Stradivarius original dated to 1701. It is quite large and often used in 17th century repertoire. Its size makes solo playing more difficult, however, it is ideal for orchestras and basso continuo. This model could also be used as a bass...
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This model is crafted in the style of Antonio and Girolamo Amati. It produces sweet high tones, but the corpus is wide enough to give a rich bass register as well. The Amati model is designed for playing solos, though the sonority is not quite solid enough for basso continuo lines....
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$4,850.00
This Lu-Mi Baroque cello is modelled after an original by Domenico Montagnana. This cello is quite wide and can be difficult for smaller players to hold. It provides a dark, full bass sound. This instrument is sold in a hard case. This instrument is also available with an antique stain...
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$4,850.00
This Baroque cello by Lu-Mi is modelled after a 1712 cello by Antonius Stradivarius "Davidov" - one of the most successful and most copied cello models. Lu-Mi's Stradivarius model gives a bright sound and has a narrower body that is easy to hold between the legs. It is sold with...
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$2,775.00
This tenor Baroque viola is modeled after original work by Gasparo da Salo. It is rather small for a viola and is very playable. The neck is short by modern standards, giving it a string length of 38 cm. Because of the short neck, higher positions can feel a bit...
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$2,775.00
This Lu-Mi Baroque viola is modeled after a 1580 original by Gasparo da Salo (1542-1609), one of the earliest violin makers. Da Salo's violas are still considered among the best ever made, and modern copies are often sought after by professional players. This is a slightly larger version of Lu-Mi's small da...
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This Lu-Mi Baroque viola is modeled after a 1580 original by Gasparo da Salo (1542-1609), one of the earliest violin makers. Da Salo's violas are still considered among the best ever made, and modern copies are often sought after by professional players. This model is the smallest viola made by Lu-Mi. This...

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