The Heinrich Gill models of violin, viola and cello are excellent choices for advancing students looking for lasting value in a step-up instrument. The instruments are constructed using tone woods that are hand-selected with slightly flamed maple and aged spruce. They are hand-graduated and precisely made according to traditional German violin making techniques to produce the best tonal results. The reddish-brown varnish is spirit based and tastefully shaded. The tone is rich while maintaining the clarity and focused sound desired by the progressing student.