John Juzek Model 190 Master Art Violin
Legend has it, John Juzek (1892-1965), a Czechoslovakian luthier who worked in Prague during the early 20th century, scoured demolition sites to find aged tone woods from ancient houses and churches dotting the countryside. A maker and business man, the Juzek label was applied not only to his own creations, but those crafted by local shops that produced instruments to his exacting specifications for American export.
Juzek exported a wide variety of instruments ranging in quality from student models to the elite Master Art Series – fine tonewood replicas of exceptional classic violin patterns from Stradivarious, Guarnerius, Gagliano, Testore and Maggini and others.
The tone of this violin is characterized by openness, focus, and a soaring upper register.