November 6th 2020

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Knilling is pleased to be shipping their Anton Eminescu European-made step-up violins to their robust line of instruments. Handcrafted in Romania from Carpathian spruce and European maple in the atelier of a recognized master luthier, the Anton Eminescu step-up violins are now offered at a tiered price range from $1395-$3495 MSRP and will have their debut at the 2020 Winter NAMM show.

“There is renewed interest from advancing players and dealers in affordable high quality European-made step-up instruments,” says Lang Shen, product manager of Knilling Strings.  “Our Anton Eminescu violins feature high level performance and tonal characters of European tonewoods, coupled with consistency and stability of fine craftsmanship from skilled luthiers in Romania.  We think players looking for these characteristics will be absolutely thrilled with the new Anton Eminescu models.”

Anton Eminescu violins are handcrafted from tonewoods harvested in the Carpathian mountains, seasoned, sorted and graded before the craftsmanship stage. The violins are hand-carved and graduated, and oil varnish is hand applied. Final adjustment in the Knilling Custom Shop includes ebony pegs and tailpiece, Thomastik Dominant strings, French bridge, and Hill-style E-string adjuster. Four models are available:

#28F      Grand Master Model; $3495 MSRP

#26F      Master Guarneri Model; $2495 MSRP

#24F      Soloist Model; $1995 MSRP

#22F      Artist Model; $1395 MSRP

Visit to learn more.  For further information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email [email protected]  

{Pictured: Anton Eminescu Violin #28F}

St. Louis Music/U.S. Band & Orchestra is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.