Violin Studio San Antonio, TX
SAN ANTONIO: (210) 349-4700
6983 Blanco Road • San Antonio, TX 78216
AUSTIN: (512) 640-4072 
7795 Burnet Road • Austin, TX 78757
HOUSTON: (832) 469-9095 (by appointment only)

STUDENT AND ADVANCING

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Student and Advancing

Terra Nova Violins is a proud vendor of instruments made by some of the leading shops around the world. These shops excel at providing professional level instruments at prices that are affordable for young and advancing students.

Instrument Sizes and Brands 

Nicolaus Ostler

These handcrafted Chinese instruments are available in four different models.
Each model is made of excellent seasoned tonewood. Antiqued and straight varnishes are available. Ostler instruments offer a mature sound at a student instrument price. These are ideal for beginning to intermediate players.

Violins are available in all sizes
Violas are available in sizes ranging from 14″ – 16.5″


Jay Haide

Jay Haide instruments are offered courtesy of Jay Ifshin. Haide instruments are entirely handmade of seasoned spruce and maple and come with a heavily antiqued finish. Jay Haide instruments offer a rich, complex sound and are ideal for intermediate to advancing players.

Violins are available in 4/4, 7/8, and ¾ sizes and in the following patterns:
Stradivarius, Guarneri, and Guadagnini
Cellos are available in 4/4, 7/8, and ¾ sizes and in the following patterns:
Stradivarius, Montagnana, and Ruggieri
Violas are available in sizes ranging from 15″ – 16.5″ and in the following patterns:
Maggini and Stradivarius
Basses - available in 3/4 (considered full size) and 1/2 sizes and in the following styles:
German, Italian, and French

Haide also offers a line of Baroque instruments.

Francis Alexander

The small Chinese workshop of Francis Alexander consists of six instrument makers who produce instruments from student to master level. Alexander instruments are made of high-quality seasoned tonewood. They offer a bright, soloistic tone and are ideal for beginning to advancing players.

Violins are available in 4/4, 3/4, and ½ sizes
Cellos are available in 4/4 and 3/4 sizes

Iesta

The Iesta workshop is located in Beijing and headed by a European master maker. Iesta instruments are made with the best quality tonewood and workmanship in the country. All are handmade with a light antique varnish. Instruments offer a bright, clear tone with a quick response. Iesta models are ideal for intermediate players and fiddlers. The cellos are made with slightly smaller ribs, which is ideal for petite players looking for a big sound.

Violins are available in all sizes
Cellos are available in 4/4 and 3/4 sizes
Violas are available in sizes ranging from 15″ – 16.5″

Lothar Semmlinger

Lothar Semmlinger is a German master maker who works with his two sons in his small workshop. Semmlinger instruments are played by soloists around the world. These instruments offer a warm, dark tone and easy playability. These instruments are ideal for intermediate to advanced players.

Violins are available in 4/4 size
Cellos are available in 4/4 and 3/4 sizes
Violas are available in sizes ranging from 15″ – 16.5″
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