Violins and violas

I make violins and violas. In the manufacturing process, the top and back plates are precisely carved into an optimal shape with my custom-made precision milling machine. Bellies are of rigid finnish spruce being especially suitable for this purpose. The instruments gain their tonal qualities by applying a new, acoustically efficient varnishing method, where the varnish layer and the wood material form a composite structure resulting in a high acoustical efficiency.

For final sound testing of the finished instruments a special spectrum analysis computer program was developed. Using this program, the tone of each string is analysed graphically with special interest to the attack speed and overtone structure. The analyses are also used to check that the instrument's tone is consistent on all strings.

The tone of the instruments made by this method is exceptionally strong and rich with a fast attack speed and bow response. Also the tone of the new viola is now on a par with that of the violin. The instruments have been acknowledged as both efficient and versatile being competent in both soloist, chamber music and orchestral uses.

Instruments' prices

Music excerpts


Satu Savioja, violin, recording 1997, duration 4:28


Sirkka Väisänen, violin, recording 2001, duration 4:55


Max Savikangas, viola, Emil Holmström, piano, recording 2002, duration 5:40


Max Savikangas, viola, recording 2006, duration 2:46


Lassi Kari, violone, recording 2016, duration 2:20

Image gallery

Pekka with violins

Contact

Pekka Mikael Laine

pekkamikael.laine@saunalahti.fi

040-5394161

Nikkiläntie 320, 04130 Sipoo