The Nocturne is our intermediate level house-labeled instrument. We love its beautiful, rich dark varnish, which inspired the name Nocturne - a musical composition on the theme of night-time. The interior “Night Stars” label is designed for us by local LA artist, Mike Kelley.
The Nocturne has a crystal clear, brilliant, resonant tone. It is even and responsive across all four strings and registers. Violins and violas are outfitted with Thomastik-Infeld strings and ebony fittings featuring Parisian eyes. Outfit includes instrument, your choice of a fine wood or composite bow, case, rosin, and a microfiber polishing cloth.
This violin bears a printed label that reads:
Metzler Violin Shop - Glendale, CA
These instruments are outfitted with ebony fittings featuring a Parisian eye pattern on the pegs, tailpiece, and end button. Outfit includes instrument, bow, case, rosin, and a microfiber polishing cloth.
Length – 35.7 cm
Upper Bouts – 16.5 cm
Middle Bouts – 11.1 cm
Lower Bouts – 20.6 cm
Clear, sweet, bright, resonant, even, responsive