Our traditional Hungarian, handmade violins are designed and crafted according to my own concept that I learned first from my father, and later through 60 years of hands on acquired experience. Top, or belly of the violins are hand carved from White Spruce Pinea glauca. Variables; such as origin, composition, shape, thickness of the wood and craftsmanship largely determine the sound quality of the violins.
The way how the various delicate parts are engineered, fitted, and glued together enables the violin to withstand large bow pressure on the strings and prevents not to drown the violin.
With care and normal use, longevity of our handcrafted, delicate yet sturdy violins are certain to reach hundreds of years. At the end of unhurried, meticulous and caring construction process, several layers of special wood finishing are applied to the visible outside surfaces, and hand polished to bring out the beauty of wood grain. All wooden parts are protected with moisture proofing against any dampness, or excess humidity and condensation.
Faceplate wood for the violins were harvested from hundreds of years old White Spruce logs from high up the snow caped peaks of the Carpathian Mountains in Western Transylvania. It has been proven that those violins that are made from wood that grow in cold, dry high altitude, they have a richer better melodic sound.
Back-plates, sides and necks of the violins are made from 25 years old fine textured Fleecy Maple Acer saccharum. Fibers in this wood are distorted in wavelike patterns. This naturally occurring aberration in the wood enhances the sound quality.
Every one of our violin is constructed with unhurried, utmost care, the old fashioned way. They all posses excellent melodic tone, and the ornaments are independently unique; an absolute joy to play, a pleasure to hear, and truly a delight to behold and see.
I proudly recommend our violins from the promising beginner student violinists to the more serious musicians; to professional, experienced concertmasters and violin virtuosos.
In addition to these displayed fine instruments that you find on this web page (please see Violin Gallery), we can gladly accommodate any special orders for custom made violins. Please inquire at:
Before I got into violin making - by the time I reached my 14-th birth date - I have learned to play the violin by myself - on the same violin that my father made in his youth. In his later years he made about 5 more violins. Seeing his creation peaked my interest in violin making and together we made our first violin in 1946. Thus, violin making became a family tradition.
In the mean time, after about a decade of absence, with renewed vigour I restarted violin making. After a lot of experimentation evolved my true character in me. Since then, I made 38 violins.
I had a couple of exhibitions, received many praises and laudations even from the director of our local, world famous Zoltán Kodály conservatory in Kecskemet, Hungary.