KRUTZ 5Star Elite

Made in our shop in Merriam, Kansas using the same pattern as the 5Star Pro model, the 5Star Elite Fiddle offers many of the same characteristics in a more affordable package. Made from American woods, the 5Star Elite Fiddle produces a deep, rich bass, and the treble strings are sweet and smooth. Overall balance is excellent, and since the 5Star Elite Fiddle was designed from the start to be a five-stringed instrument, playability is hard to beat.

5Star Elite Fiddles are crafted entirely in our Kansas City workshop by senior luthiers, many of whom learned the art of string instrument construction in Europe. All aspects of the making process are overseen by Anton Krutz. We hand select every single piece of European and American maple and spruce used to make these instruments. The wood is then aged for five to ten years before the instrument crafting begins. Anton's own proprietary sealer and varnish are used. These instruments are then given a professional set-up by the craftsmen in our shop. 5Star Elite Fiddles utilize fully professional materials and precise specifications, which give them the strong sound and tonal flexibility desired by advanced students and rising professionals.

Set-Up: : Seasoned spruce top; Seasoned maple back, ribs and scroll; inlaid purfling; Highly flamed; Acoustically enhanced wood sealer; Antiqued oil varnish; Ebony or boxwood fittings; Aubert bridge; D’Addario Helicore strings; Ebony or boxwood tailpiece, Wittner mechanical pegs. Bridge, pegs, fingerboard, nut and soundpost assembled, dressed, fitted and tonally adjusted in our Kansas City workshop.

Available sizes: 14.5” (F040), 15.5” (F840)