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Jay Haide Modele Artistique à L'Ancienne
Balestrieri Model 4/4 & 7/8 Violins & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modele artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between violin makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are four different models of violins including Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu, Guadagnini and Balestrieri. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The Johnson String set-up includes precisely fitted high quality ebony pegs, a select ebony fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, your choice of the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners or an ebony tailpiece with the single "E" string tuner, and Dominant A, D and G strings, with a Gold Label E string. We finish it by adding a Guarneri style chinrest made from select ebony.

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4/4 Jay Haide Balestrieri model violin
 


   
$2,400.00


7/8 Jay Haide Balestrieri model violin
 


   
$2,400.00


4/4 Jay Haide Balestrieri model violin outfit
With Codabow prodigy bow - JSI #4002 oblong case, green interior 


   
$2,857.00


7/8 Balestrieri Model Jay Haide a l'ancienne Vn Outfit
With Codabow prodigy bow - JSI #4002 oblong case, green interior 


   
$2,857.00


Jay Haide Modele Artistique à L'Ancienne
Guadagnini Model 4/4 Violins & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modele artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between violin makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are four different models of violins including Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu, Guadagnini and Balestrieri. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The Johnson String set-up includes precisely fitted high quality ebony pegs, a select ebony fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, your choice of the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners or an ebony tailpiece with the single "E" string tuner, and Dominant A, D and G strings, with a Gold Label E string. We finish it by adding a Guarneri style chinrest made from select ebony.

Create Your Own Outfit with this instrument and Save 10% Off Any Bow and Any Case!

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

4/4 Jay Haide Guadagnini violin
 


   
$2,400.00


4/4 Jay Haide Guadagnini Model Violin outfit
With Codabow prodigy bow - JSI #4002 oblong case, green interior 


   
$2,857.00


Jay Haide Modele Artistique à L'Ancienne
Guarneri Model 4/4 Violins & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modele artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between violin makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are four different models of violins including Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu, Guadagnini and Balestrieri. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The Johnson String set-up includes precisely fitted high quality ebony pegs, a select ebony fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, your choice of the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners or an ebony tailpiece with the single "E" string tuner, and Dominant A, D and G strings, with a Gold Label E string. We finish it by adding a Guarneri style chinrest made from select ebony.

Create Your Own Outfit with this instrument and Save 10% Off Any Bow and Any Case!

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

4/4 Jay Haide Guarneri model violin
 


   
$2,400.00


4/4 Jay Haide Guarneri Model Violin outfit
With Codabow prodigy bow - JSI #4002 oblong case, green interior 


   
$2,857.00


Jay Haide Modele Artistique à L'Ancienne
Stradivari Model 4/4 Violins & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modele artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between violin makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are four different models of violins including Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu, Guadagnini and Balestrieri. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The Johnson String set-up includes precisely fitted high quality ebony pegs, a select ebony fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, your choice of the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners or an ebony tailpiece with the single "E" string tuner, and Dominant A, D and G strings, with a Gold Label E string. We finish it by adding a Guarneri style chinrest made from select ebony.

Create Your Own Outfit with this instrument and Save 10% Off Any Bow and Any Case!

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!
4/4 Jay Haide Stradivari model violin
 


   
$2,400.00


4/4 Jay Haide Strad Model Violin outfit
With Codabow prodigy bow - JSI #4002 oblong case, green interior 


   
$2,857.00


Jay Haide à L'Ancienne 1/2 & 3/4 Violins & Outfits

The 1/2 and 3/4 size Jay Haide Modele artistique à l'ancienne model violins are copies of a Stradivari model. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The Johnson String set-up includes precisely fitted high quality ebony pegs, a select ebony fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau bridge, the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners, and Dominant A, D and G strings, with a Gold Label E string. We finish it by adding a Guarneri style chinrest made from select ebony.

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

3/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne violin
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$1,695.00


1/2 Jay Haide a l'ancienne violin
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$1,695.00


3/4 Haide Violin Outfit
W/JSI young artist carbon bow & Bobelock #1002 oblong case, wine interior 


   
$1,905.00


1/2 Haide Violin Outfit
W/JSI young artist carbon bow & Bobelock #1002 oblong case, wine interior 


   
$1,905.00


Jay Haide à L'Ancienne
Maggini Model Violas & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modèle artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are two different models of the violas: the Stradivari and Maggini. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The JSI workshop fits high quality pegs and a fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners, Dominant D, G, and C strings, with a Jargar A. We finish it by adding a Guarneri style chinrest made from select ebony.

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

16 1/2 Jay Haide l'ancienne Maggini Model Viola
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$3,400.00


15 7/8 Jay Haide l'ancienne Maggini Model Viola
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$3,400.00


15 1/2 Jay Haide l'ancienne Maggini Model Viola
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$3,400.00


16 1/2 Jay Haide Maggini Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green int. 


   
$3,913.00


16 Jay Haide Maggini Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green int. 


   
$3,913.00


15 3/4 Jay Haide Maggini Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green int. 


   
$3,913.00


15 1/2 Jay Haide Maggini Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green int. 


   
$3,913.00


Jay Haide à L'Ancienne
Stradivari Model Violas & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modèle artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are two different models of the violas: the Stradivari and Maggini. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The JSI workshop fits high quality pegs and a fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners, Dominant D, G, and C strings, with a Jargar A. We finish it by adding a Guarneri style chinrest made from select ebony.

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

16 1/2 Jay Haide l'ancienne Strad Model Viola
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$3,200.00


16 Jay Haide l'ancienne Strad Model Viola
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$3,200.00


15 1/2 Jay Haide l'ancienne Strad Model Viola
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$3,200.00


16 1/2 In. Jay Haide Strad Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green inte 


   
$3,713.00


16 In. Jay Haide Strad Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green inte 


   
$3,713.00


15 3/4 Jay Haide Strad Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green int. 


   
$3,713.00


15 1/2 Jay Haide Strad Model Viola Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #1009 adjustable oblong case/green int. 


   
$3,713.00


Exploring Jay Haide Cellos

The three different models of the Jay Haide l'ancienne cellos are carved based on the shape and style of three highly regarded Italian luthiers: Montagnana, Ruggieri, and Stradivarius. When one refers to the model of a cello, this generally indicates the outline of the cello, or the "cookie-cutter" shape and how the f-holes are carved. Even small changes to the model of a cello can influence the sound.

The Montagnana model is the same width across the lower bouts as the Ruggieri cello, but is also even larger in the middle and upper bouts. We do not usually recommend this model for petite players, as the upper bouts can be harder to get around for shorter arms. This bigger model produces the deepest sound of the three models, and tends to be very mellow, though still with plenty of projection.

The Ruggieri model is wider across the lower bouts and the upper bouts than the Strad model. It flares a bit more at the corners, resulting in a curvier look. Because of the the wider bouts, the Ruggieri adds more of the deeper tones to the power of the Strad model, rounding out the sound.

The Stradivarius, or "Strad", model is the most ubiquitous model used in the violin-making world. Most commercial cellos and many personal cellos follow a version of a Strad pattern. It is the thinnest of the three models, and tends to encourage a sweet and powerful sound.

One final note about the three models: Although the cello body shape varies with each model, the string length remains the same. This means that notes will be the same distance apart, regardless of which model you choose.

Approximate Measurements Upper Bout Middle Bout Lower Bout
Montagnana 370 258 450
Ruggieri 365 248 450
Strad 348 238 438

Jay Haide à L'Ancienne
Montagnana Model Cellos & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modèle artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the fine varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are three different models of 4/4 and 7/8 size cellos, including Stradivari, Ruggieri, and Montagnana. The 1/2 and 3/4 size models are Stradivari. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The JSI workshop fits high quality ebony pegs and a fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners, Larsen A & D strings and Spirocore tungsten G & C strings, and a smooth-operating, high quality endpin.

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

7/8 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Montagnana model cello
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$4,950.00


4/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Montagnana cello outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow and Bobelock #2000w black fiberglass case 


   
$5,740.00


7/8 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Montagnana cello outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow & Bobelock #2000w black fiberglass case-wine inter 


   
$5,740.00


Jay Haide à L'Ancienne
Ruggieri Model Cellos & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modèle artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the fine varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are three different models of 4/4 and 7/8 size cellos, including Stradivari, Ruggieri, and Montagnana. The 1/2 and 3/4 size models are Stradivari. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The JSI workshop fits high quality ebony pegs and a fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners, Larsen A & D strings and Spirocore tungsten G & C strings, and a smooth-operating, high quality endpin.

Create Your Own Outfit with this instrument and Save 10% Off Any Bow and Any Case!

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

4/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Ruggieri model Cello
Antiqued red-brown varnish. 


   
$4,950.00


4/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Ruggieri model Cello Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow and Bobelock #2000w black fiberglass case 


   
$5,740.00


Jay Haide à L'Ancienne
Stradivari Model 4/4 & 7/8 Cellos & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modèle artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the fine varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. There are three different models of 4/4 and 7/8 size cellos, including Stradivari, Ruggieri, and Montagnana. The 1/2 and 3/4 size models are Stradivari. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The JSI workshop fits high quality ebony pegs and a fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners, Larsen A & D strings and Spirocore tungsten G & C strings, and a smooth-operating, high quality endpin.

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

4/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Strad Model Cello
Antiqued red-brown varnish. 


   
$4,950.00


7/8 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Strad Model Cello
Antiqued reddish brown varnish. 


   
$4,950.00


4/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Strad Model cello Outfit
With Codabow Prodigy bow and Bobelock #2000w black fiberglass case 


   
$5,740.00


7/8 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Strad model cello Outfit
With Codabow prodigy bow-Bobelock #2000w black fiberglass case-wine interio 


   
$5,740.00


Jay Haide 1/2 and 3/4 Cellos & Outfits

The Jay Haide Modèle artistique à l'ancienne family of instruments was developed over many years of collaboration between makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin, who studied the fine varnish techniques of master European luthiers. The distinctive appearance of these instruments is achieved by artful shading and antiquing of the specially formulated varnish to give each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. The 1/2 and 3/4 size models are Stradivari. Each model aims to reproduce features and nuances of original models of these instruments, with meticulous attention to scroll and f-hole carving, top and back archings, and wear-patterns of the varnish. The instruments have a remarkably mature, rich sound for their price range. The JSI workshop fits high quality ebony pegs and a fingerboard planed for proper scoop, a Despiau "Superieur" bridge, the lightweight Wittner tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners, Larsen A & D strings and Spirocore tungsten G & C strings, and a smooth-operating, high quality endpin.

With a Home Trial you can try out this instrument or outfit in the comfort of your home!

3/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Cello
Antiqued red-brown varnish. 


   
$3,895.00


1/2 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Cello
Antiqued red-brown varnish. 


   
$3,895.00


3/4 Jay Haide a l'ancienne Cello Outfit
With JSI Young Artist bow and Mooradian soft case 


   
$4,245.00


Jay Haide Baroque Instruments

Haide Baroque Violins - Violas - Cellos

Jay Haide à L'Ancienne Baroque model violins, violas, and cellos are constructed to baroque specifications and are set up at JSI in collaboration with early music specialists. These authentic instruments are easily playable, great-sounding reproductions for performing music of earlier periods.

See our current in-stock Jay Haide Baroque Instruments...

If the Baroque instrument that you want is not in-stock we can get one for you.

Please contact us and let's discuss any questions or requests that you have.

Jay Haide European Wood Instruments

Haide European Wood Violins - Violas - Cellos

These hand-made Jay Haide à L'Ancienne model instruments are constructed from the finest European Tone-Woods and are set up in our own workshop. These authentic instruments are handsome with a beautiful tone.

See our current in-stock Jay Haide European Wood Instruments...

If the European wood instrument that you want is not in-stock we can get one for you.

Please contact us and let's discuss any questions or requests that you have.

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