Truly an outstanding violin with rave reviews from professionals, like Donnie, that demand the very best in an acoustic violin. Donnie designed The Virtuoso to mimic his original violin from his personal collection. The Virtuoso is handmade in a workshop in Prague, serviced, and outfitted exclusively for Donnie to his specifications in New York. The violin is strung with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings offering dynamic range, intense and brilliant coloration, and quick response. As with all of his violins, it is serviced to his specifications.
*Note, unlike other violins from The Donnie Reis Collection, this one does not come electrified with the Piezo pickup. Donnie recommends keeping this particular high end instrument acoustic.
Donnie’s Custom Outfit:
Body Top: Highly seasoned, figured, European fine vertical grain spruce
Back & Sides: Highly seasoned, flamed, figured maple
Varnish: Hand-rubbed, old world antique oil varnish
Fittings: Seasoned hill-style Rosewood set
Chin-rest: Hill Style Rosewood
Tailpiece: Ebony with one German-made Wittner E string adjuster
Bridge: Seasoned artist French maple
Strings: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi
Bow: Round Brazilwood Bow with Persian eye (German)
Case: Wood Shell Deluxe Oblong Case with Hygrometer
Accessories: Snark Tuner, DR Cloth, DR Polish, DR Rosin, DR Shoulder Rest
Country of Origin: Praque
Country of Service: United States
Exclusively serviced for Donnie Reis by hand in a specialty violin shop in New York. Each violin from Donnie’s collection is marked with a serial number and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.