Antiqued reproductions of old Italian instruments developed by Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin.
Handcrafted of aged, top-quality maple and spruce.
Rich, complex sound and responsive playability.
Jay Haide Instruments & Esperanza Spalding
From left: Jody Redhage, Sarah Caswell, Esperanza, and Lois Martin.
Esperanza's trio members are Jody Redhage on cello, Sarah Caswell on violin, and Lois Martin on viola. All three New York-based pros play on Jay Haide à L'Ancienne models
See esperanzaspalding.com for information!
Esperanza Spalding, winner of the 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist, has toured the world with Jay Haide instruments!
Sara Caswell on her Haide Violin:
"When I was invited to tour with Esperanza Spalding in support of her new CD Chamber Music Society, I knew I would need to purchase a travel instrument. All doubts I had about finding a violin that would both physically and aesthetically meet my needs were quickly erased when I tried Jay Haide violins: the rich tone and clarity in sound were immediately apparent, not only to my ears, but also those of Esperanza's sound engineer. With help from JSI, I found a Haide violin that spoke to me and have since enjoyed exploring its layered personality. I find the Haide family of instruments to be of exemplary quality for the money, and would recommend them to my students and colleagues alike."
The Haide violins are made with Asian or European tonewoods and available in Balestrieri, Guadagnini, Guarneri, and Stradivari models.
Haide violas are made with Asian tonewood and available in Maggini and Stradivari models.
Haide cellos are made with Asian or European tonewoods and available in Montagnana, Ruggieri, and Stradivari models.
Jay Haide basses are available in French and Italian models.
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