KRUTZ 5Star Fiddles

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5Star Pro

Price:  $6,500

5Star Pro Fiddles from K C Strings are our effort to make the best five-string instrument possible, without compromise. Designed from the inception for optimum performance as a five string instrument, the body is a little longer than a normal violin, the lower bouts wider, and the ribs are taller, but the scale length is the same as on a violin. These instruments are American made in our shop in Merriam, Kansas, from specially selected American wood. They are carved, graduated and varnished with the utmost care by our best makers, under the close supervision of Master Luthier Anton Krutz, whose instruments are played by soloists and major orchestras all over the U S and in Europe. They are treated with a special ground under the varnish to produce the best possible sound, and have a beautiful antiqued varnish. All 5Star Pro instruments have one-piece backs; some have one-piece fronts. Also available as 5-string Viola. Wider neck optional on fiddle and viola.

Set-Up: Dominant Strings, Ebony/Boxwood Pegs, Aubert "De Luxe" Bridge, Ebony/Boxwood Chin Rest, Ebony/Boxwood Tail Piece

  
 
 
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5Star Elite

Price:  $3,300

Made in out shop in Merriam Kansas in the same pattern as the 5Star Pro model, the 5Star Elite violins and violas offer many of the same characteristics in a more affordable package. Made from American woods, the 5Star Elite violins and violas produce a deep, rich bass, and the treble strings are sweet and smooth. Overall balance is excellent, and since the 5Star Elite was designed from the start to be a five-stringed instrument, playability is hard to beat. Also available as 5-string Viola. Wider neck optional on fiddle and viola.

Set-Up: Dominant Strings, Ebony/Boxwood Pegs, Aubert "De Luxe" Bridge, Ebony/Boxwood Chin Rest, Ebony/Boxwood Tail Piece

  


Please Note: We also have other models in the KRUTZ Artisan Line at higher prices. Please inquire!


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5Star Artist

Price:  $2,400

Built on a 14-1/2 inch viola body, the Artist is a good compromise of performance and cost. The scale is a little longer than a violin, but the sound is worth it. Graduated and varnished in Merriam Kansas by the luthiers at KRUTZ, the Artist offers exceptional performance and looks for the price.

Set-Up: Zyex Strings, Ebony Pegs, KRUTZ Bridge, Ebony Chinrest, Wittner Ultra Tailpiece

  


Please Note: We also have other models in the KRUTZ Artisan Line at higher prices. Please inquire!


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5Star Performer

Price:  $1,500

The 5Star Performer is aptly named. It provides a great deal of performance in a small package. It's built on a small viola body, with a 5-string neck. The sound is a lot more than one would expect from such a small package. We have this fiddle made for us, and we set it up to professional standards, with special attention given to sound and playability. The antiqued finish is exceptional, and worthy of a far more expensive instrument. The 5Star Performer normally comes equipped with Helicore strings and a Wittner composite tailpiece with integral fine tuners.

Set-Up: Helicore Strings, Ebony Pegs, KRUTZ Bridge, Ebony Chinrest, Wittner Ultra Tailpiece

  


Please Note: We also have other models in the KRUTZ Artisan Line at higher prices. Please inquire!


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5Star Premier

Price:  $900

A great entry to the world of five-string instruments, the premiere also offers unexpected performance for the price. The body is the same size as a violin, with internal changes to make it function well as a five-string. The strength of the low end is surprising, and the instrument is well balanced overall.

Set-Up: Zyex Strings, Ebony Pegs, KRUTZ Bridge, Ebony Chinrest, Wittner Ultra Tailpiece

  


Please Note: We also have other models in the KRUTZ Artisan Line at higher prices. Please inquire!


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