Knilling Bucharest instruments continue to be a preferred choice of string programs and educators throughout the United States, offering exceptional value, quality of sound, beauty and durability. Handcrafted in Romania out of thoroughly seasoned, select European tonewoods with pleasing figure, these solid carved instruments are meticulously crafted, expertly graduated and finished, and feature inlaid purfling and lining, fitted corner blocks, and genuine ebony fittings throughout. Adjusted in our Knilling Custom Shop with premium components, which include German-made, patented Buschman string adjusters or Perfection planetary pegs, Bucharest instruments represent an affordable yet extremely high quality, attractive instrument with superior tone, easy playability, and exceptional stability for ease of maintenance and longevity.
The complete outfit includes deluxe thermoplastic case with aluminum valance, Glasser fiberglass bow with white horsehair, rosin and pitchpipe.
This most popular Knilling model is offered in 16-1/2”, 16”, 15-1/2”, 15”, 14”, 13”, 12”, 11” sizes for viola and 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10 and 1/16 sizes for violin. Also available in laminated and solid carved construction for 4/4, 3/4, 1/2 size cello, and 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 size bass.
Solid carved seasoned European spruce
Back and Sides
Solid carved seasoned flamed European maple
Neck and Scroll
Seasoned European maple
Country of Origin
D'Addario Prelude steelcore
German Teller European maple
Four Premium Wittner Buschman
Knilling Custom Shop
Deluxe SLM Gear thermoplastic case with aluminum valance