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Asian Vs. European

Some of the World's finest hand crafted European string instruments are not being made in Europe.

True, Europe was once said to be the World's center of arts and culture. Today, we know the quality of a musical instrument is determined more by how it is made, than where it is made.

Is your instrument really handcrafted?

In the past, every European instrument was painstakingly crafted by hand. But today, there have been many changes in the way string instruments are manufactured in Europe. In order to sell at lower price points, many European factories have resorted to automation to keep costs down. So the "Made in Europe" sticker doesn't automatically mean a superior instrument. In fact, it could mean that many steps of the process were performed by machines, rather thant people. And robotics take no persoanl interest in whether the instrument is easy to play, or has a clear, rich tone.

Prodigy instruments are hand crafted in each step of the process. That means our master craftsmen can control quality at every stage, by look, feel, even smell, and of course sound. Every part and piece must meet our high standards. These master craftsmen travel to Europe to learn the ancient traditions of violin making . They use the same techniques as the old European masters , but in an environment that does not require cutting costs.


Prodigy Instruments are made of superior wood

Another advantage Prodigy Instruments have over their European counterparts is the beautiful wood used to make them. These tonewoods are all indigenous to China. Alas, it's easier to make the instruments where this high quality wood is bountiful, instead of paying to ship lumber around the world. This is one of the reasons why Prodigy instruments are naturally cost-effective.
String instruments that are affordably priced
By keeping the cost to the customer reasonable, Prodigy instruments allow students to play a reliable new instrument, rather than a used one. And our warranty is only one reason why a new instrument is a better choice for students than a used one .
Proud Craftsmen
Our craftspeople in Asia enjoy a healthy middle-class lifestyle. They enjoy all the benefits of very prestigious career and the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and skill to future generations. Hand crafting Prodigy instruments is more than a job; it's a way to travel the world to be among the best in their chosen field. Our craftsmen are proud of their work.
Advantages of Prodigy Instruments over European instruments
Learn more about the superior processes used to make Prodigy Instruments !
"These instruments are extremely well made and have a beautiful tone quality. I would recommend these violins to any of my fellow performers, teachers, and students."

-Cindy Crumb
Orchestra Teacher
Fairfax, Virginia

"As a teacher of high school students, I am always looking to find excellent instruments for a good price. I can recommend instruments of this quality without reservation. In fact, I'll be using one myself for touring and some of my own performances."

-Eric deWaardt
Violist National Symphony Orchestra


"Excellent playability, mellow tone, subtle response, and dynamic projection make this outfit a definitive favorite with our review team..."
-Strings Magazine
Review of Eastman Strings - maker of Prodigy Instruments

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