Antonio Rizzo Violins, over the past 29 years, has offered fine quality instruments at affordable prices, having workmanship and tone characteristics at levels looked for by fine musicians. The models selected for most of the inventory have been repeatedly built over past years, developing a level of perfection. Antonio’s reputation has been built by producing fine quality instruments and satisfied customers, with clients in the United States, Europe and Japan.
Only the best obtainable tone woods and materials are typically selected for each instrument’s structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. The woods used are obtained from reputable European mills that harvest their woods from Northern Italy, Bosnia and Romania, and have been naturally aged for many years. The varnishes are made by Antonio, from recipes using linseed oil and colophony. Colors are made from madder root, processed into a lake, and alizarin rosinates that are added to the varnish.