We are proud to introduce our fine collection of David Yale Violins from the exclusive American Luthier Series. These one-of-a-kind violins represent the finest hand-craftsmanship we offer by nationally renowned American luthiers. These exceptional instruments range in tone, look, and character as each are individual masterpieces in their own right. Listen to the Yale played live in the following performance video.
What makes the American Luthier Series unique? The American Luthier Series is an exclusive, limited collection of violins that are specially crafted by select American luthiers. We celebrate this special relationship with American master violin makers from our own Northwest region and beyond who work hand-in-hand with Kennedy Violins. Because of the special attention paid to the individual characteristics of each violin in the collection, we are able to offer instruments in a whole new category of excellence!
The main value of American Luthier Series violins comes from special attention paid to the interior of the violin. Before final assembly of the instrument, the top and back plates are carved with precision to a thickness that complements the density and grain pattern of the wood. The violin’s corner blocks, soundpost, bass bar, lining strips, and top and bottom blocks are precisely placed and adjusted to bring out the best characteristics of sound for each instrument. Once the interior graduations are complete and the violin is assembled, the luthier focuses on outward specifications including precise setup of the pegs, bridge, and fingerboard. Because every micromillimeter makes a difference in string instrument setup, this attention to detail guarantees an extremely comfortable instrument to play. It’s easy to sound your best on a David Yale!
The David Yale Violin Outfit is the perfect fit for advanced musicians looking for a unique, high-quality instrument that suits the personality of the player. We recommend the David Yale Violin to conservatory students, serious youth performers, and competitive musicians. Because each David Yale Violin is hand-crafted to maximize its specific sound character traits, we can match you with an instrument that suits your tastes with dark or bright tones, a unique look, and customized fittings to meet your needs as a player.
The complete David Yale Violin Outfit includes the following: