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5Star Performer

Price:  $1,500

The 5Star Performer Fiddle provides a great deal of performance in a small package. The body is the same size as a 4/4 violin, with internal changes to make it function well as a five-string. The sound is a lot more than one would expect from such a small package. The antiqued finish is exceptional, and worthy of a far more expensive instrument. The 5Star Performer Fiddle normally comes equipped with Helicore strings and a Wittner composite tailpiece with integral fine tuners. 5Star Performer Fiddles raise the bar for student level instruments. They are carefully constructed to our specifications in our affiliated shop in Beijing. KRUTZ craftsmen travel there regularly to control quality. This ensures a fine appearance, warm sound and easy playability. Upon arrival at our Kansas City workshop, they are given a professional set-up by our craftsmen. 5Star Performer Fiddles produce a higher tonal quality at a more competitive price.

Set-Up: Seasoned spruce top; Seasoned maple back, ribs and scroll; Highly flamed; inlaid purfling; Acoustically enhanced wood sealer; Antique oil varnish; Ebony or boxwood fittings; D’Addario Helicore strings; composite tailpiece w/5 fine tuners. Bridge, pegs, fingerboard, nut and soundpost assembled, dressed, fitted and tonally adjusted in our Kansas City workshop.

Available sizes: 4/4 (F420)

 
 
 
 
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5Star Artist

Price:  $2,400

Built on a 14-1/2 inch viola body, the 5Star Artist Fiddle offers exceptional performance and looks for the price. The scale is a little longer than a violin, but the sound is worth it. KRUTZ 5Star Artist Fiddles are partially crafted in our affiliated private shop in Beijing from Asian wood. These instruments are shipped to our Kansas City workshop rough and unfinished, where professional craftsmen do extensive finish work on them. The instruments are graduated, fitted with an advanced bassbar and varnished. 5Star Artist Fiddles have greater projection and tonal resonance, suitable for advancing students and amateur adult players.

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

Available sizes: 14.5” (F030), 15.5” (F830)

 
 
 
 
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5Star Elite

Price:  $5,300

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)

 
 
 
 
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5Star Pro

Price:  $7,300

5Star Pro Fiddles are the outcome of our effort to make the best five-string instrument possible, without compromise. Designed from its 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. All 5Star Pro Fiddles have one-piece backs; some have one-piece fronts. 5Star Pro 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 Pro 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; Medium flame; 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, fingerboard, nut and soundpost assembled, dressed, fitted and tonally adjusted in our Kansas City workshop.

Available sizes: 14.5” (F050), 15.5” (F850)

 
 
 
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  • KRUTZ 5 String Performer

    KRUTZ 5Star - Performer
    $1,500.00

    The 5Star Performer Fiddle provides a great deal of performance in a small package. The body is the same size as a 4/4 violin, with internal changes to make it function well as a five-string. The sound is a lot more than...

  • KRUTZ 5 String Artist

    KRUTZ 5Star - Artist
    $2,400.00

    Built on a 14-1/2 inch viola body, the 5Star Artist Fiddle offers exceptional performance and looks for the price. The scale is a little longer than a violin, but the sound is worth it. KRUTZ 5Star Artist Fiddles are...

  • KRUTZ 5 String Elite

    KRUTZ 5Star - Elite
    $5,300.00

    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...

  • KRUTZ 5 String Pro

    KRUTZ 5Star - Pro
    $7,300.00

    5Star Pro Fiddles are the outcome of our effort to make the best five-string instrument possible, without compromise. Designed from its inception for optimum performance as a five-string instrument, the body is a little...

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