Folkmusician is proud to offer Scott Cao violins. For those of you who are not familiar with Scott Cao violins, Scott is considered to be one of the best violin makers of our time. His instruments are played by top performers and have won a long list of international violin making competitions.
Scott Cao violins come in 4 varieties:
1. Those Personally made by Scott in his California Workshop.
2. Instruments made in his California workshop by his team of 10 (among them are international award winning makers).
3. Instruments made in the GuangZhou (China) workshop are made by prize-winning luthiers under the supervision of Scott Cao, Shen Chi Ming and Guan Shang Chi. All three have a combination of over twenty international awards in tone and workmanship.
4. And lastly, the Scott Cao Factory (China) made violins. These are fully hand carved by a group of skilled makers trained by Scott Cao`s students. Every Scott Cao violin represents a great value at its respected price point. All Scott Cao violins meet or exceed MENC specification.
Best Seller. Great tone! That sums up the Scotti by Scott Cao Violins. If you can`t justify the price of a Scott Cao violin, this is the next best thing. There is a significant difference between this and our lower priced violins.
The STV-500 is made in Cao's GuangZhou workshop by prize-winning luthiers under the supervision of Scott Cao, Shen Chi Ming and Guan Shang Chi. All three have a combination of over twenty international awards in tone and workmanship.
The Scott Cao Heifetz 750, is a master made violin with excellent tonal character and a distressed finish. The Heifetz model has a well balanced tone and is considered one of the best all around Scott Cao replicas. The violin is setup with an Aubert bridge, and Dominant strings.
Master made from choice European woods. A rewarding instrument for the advanced player. This is a Scott Cao replica of the famous 1714 "Soil" (pronounced swah) Stradivarius violin. The Soil has a broad tonal range with a warm haunting voice.
This violin uses Italian Spruce and a Bosnian maple. The back is hand carved from a single piece. The fingerboard is Indian rosewood and the fittings are boxwood. The finish is hand applied varnish that has been distressed (antiqued). A wonderful copy of a "Golden Period" Strad.
This particular version is a copy of Guarneri's 1740 Heifetz. The violin uses Italian Spruce and Bosnian maple. The fingerboard and fittings are Indian ebony (violin is shown with optional boxwood fittings). The finish is hand applied varnish that has been distressed (antiqued). This version of the STV-850 is well rounded, excelling at most styles. It is a forgiving violin that is easy to get a rich tone from.