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Violin maker's philosophy basics


Czes, originator of violin making and repair shop in the family, says:

Back of fine handmade violin scroll"I've been dreaming about violins for years".

So in 1990, being a Physicist at Vilnius University, I decided to pursue this romantic dream of being a violin maker.

It took me quite a long time of active search to find a place, where I could get basics of violin making and maintenance.

After a period of apprenticeship with Jan Pawlikowski, the best Polish violin maker, I opened a small shop in capital city of Lithuania - Vilnius.

My grand vision has materialized and the dream has came true!"



Traveling through the way of life, we have often faced two contradictory phrases.

One of them states:

God is in details

While another -

Devil is in details

No doubt, details are extremely important. This is absolutely true when making musical instruments. Every detail is of importance when a maker tends to create nice sound for a beautiful violin ...



Our view of violin making is simple. Below are some essential fundamentals of our philosophy enabling us to achieve desired results (instruments good in all respects):

  • A maker must be filled with only positive thoughts
  • A violin maker is a sort of double sculptor. He makes visible things, as well as the ones, which may be heard only. Therefore, a full set of very special skills is desirable
  • There is no substitute for best timber and best craftsmanship


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At last I have my ideal violin. I turned down 14 instruments which came from all around the country, including an original cremonese violin, which I just couldn't convince myself to like. However I had no second thoughts about my new violin, made by Czes and Birute Kul, and instantly knew this was the one. The violin has very clean articulation and a sweet tone, also
projecting well. I have had many compliments about it. A lot of careful workmanship has obviously gone into the violin, which is very elegant and distinctive in looks. Before you look anywhere else, I strongly recomend Czes and Birute. It could save a lot of trouble, time and money.

Sarah K., Wellington


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