Nicolo Gabrieli’s underlying concept is providing players extraordinary instruments through the use of superior European tonewoods, and combining the skilled workmanship of both dedicated European and American master luthiers to bring forth the very best each individual instrument has to offer.
Each Nicolo Gabrieli violin, viola or cello is crafted exclusively from premium European tonewoods sourced in Bosnia, Germany and Romania, traditional regions where the indigenous spruce and maple have long been prized by luthiers since the days of Stradivari for their superior acoustic properties. Control over this aspect of production, including annual selection and harvest of the actual trees, and loft seasoning of the harvested tonewood, ensures the availability of stable, premium tonewoods far into the future.
Evaluating the quality and age of the wood, testing the flexibility of the plates, refining the graduation and precise shape and placement of components such as the bass bar are all painstakingly undertaken with the sole objective of generating in each instrument the projection, balance and response characteristics of a fine string instrument. The results speak for themselves: superb instruments built in the true master art tradition at price points accessible to advancing players.
- Top: Solid Carved European Spruce
- Back and Sides: Solid Carved European Maple
- Neck and Scroll: European Maple
- Graduation: Professional
- Finish: Spirit Varnish
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Purfling: Inlaid Purfling
- Nut Saddle: Ebony
- Shape: Stradivari
- Country of Origin: USA
- Pegs: Ebony
- Strings: D’Addario Kaplan Synthetic Core
- Bridge: Aubert Mirecourt Deluxe
- Tailpiece: Composite
- String Adjusters: Hill-Style Gold E Adjuster
- Adjustment: Knilling String Shop Adjustment