The Sofia Grande violins and violas are hand crafted using our premium aged woods. Highly skilled luthiers prepare these instruments to achieve exceptional tonal characteristics. Made from the world's finest European acoustic wood - the preferred material of makers going back to the time of Amati and Stradivari. Every year, Sofia makers select and cut their wood in the Southern Balkan and Rodopi mountains. The wood is then aged for years before being used. Sofia Grande is finished with an artistically appealing varnish and fitted with extraordinary accoutrements.