These unvarnished five-string violins and violas are built by a Chinese maker using flamed maple and seasoned spruce. They feature extra-wide necks, extended pegboxes and adjusted bass-bars, and most have one-piece backs.
Both designs are based on Stradivari models and include ebony fingerboards, nuts and saddles. While the violin is available full-size only, the viola comes in 15.5-inch and 16-inch lengths.
Unvarnished 5-string instruments $415 (vn) $490 (va)