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About Our Instruments

About Our Instruments

St. Louis Strings has one of the largest selection of string instruments in the Midwest. We are pleased to feature the KRUTZ line of instruments.

KRUTZ violins, violas, cellos and basses are of a superior value that meets the needs of students, amateur players and professionals. We feel that these instruments offer the best performance for the cost at every price level.

They are the only American maker of professional level violins, viola, cellos and basses. They have developed four lines of instruments with each group building upon the features of the group before it.

These instruments' superior value meets the needs of students, amateur players and professionals. We feel that these instruments offer the best performance for the cost at every price level. You can find more information on KRUTZ instruments at KrutzStrings.com.

St. Louis Strings would love to help you personally choose the instrument you want. Please call or email us so that we can guide you in the process of finding an instrument with the appearance and tonal character that you are looking for. And remember, we take trade-ins!

KRUTZ Instruments are played in orchestras around the world:

• New York Philharmonic  • Boston Symphony Orchestra  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra  • Kansas City Symphony  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra  • Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra  • Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra or Taiwan  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra  • Los Angeles Philharmonic  • North Carolina Symphony  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra  • Among Dozens More. 

KRUTZ has uniquely developed four lines of instruments
with each group building upon the features of the prior group.


KRUTZ Series instruments raise the bar for student level instruments. They are carefully constructed to our specifications in our affiliated shop in Beijing and all set-up in our Kansas City workshop. KRUTZ craftsmen travel there regularly to control quality. This ensures a fine appearance, warm sound and easy playability, even in fractional sizes. Upon arrival at our Kansas City workshop, they are given a professional set-up by our craftsmen. KRUTZ Series instruments produce a higher tonal quality at a more competitive price.
To learn more, choose your instrument: Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass.


KRUTZ Artisan 700 instruments are partially crafted in our affiliated private shop in Beijing from Asian wood and the Artisan 750 instruments are partially crafted at our affiliated private shop in Romania from European wood. These instruments are shipped to our Kansas City workshop rough and unfinished, where professional craftsmen do extensive finish work on them. The instruments are graduated, fitted with an advanced bassbar and varnished. KRUTZ Artisan have greater projection and tonal resonance, suitable for advancing students and amateur adult players.
To learn more, choose your instrument: Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass.


KRUTZ Avant instruments are crafted entirely in our Kansas City workshop by senior luthiers, many of whom learned the art of string instrument construction in Europe. All aspects of the making process are overseen by Anton Krutz. We hand select every single piece of European and American maple and spruce used to make these instruments. The wood is then aged for five to ten years before the instrument crafting begins. Anton's own proprietary sealer and varnish are used. These instruments are then given a professional set-up by the craftsmen in our shop. KRUTZ Avant instruments utilize fully professional materials and precise specifications, which give them the strong sound and tonal flexibility desired by advanced students and rising professionals.
To learn more, choose your instrument: Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass.


Anton Krutz signature instruments are crafted by Master Luthier Anton Krutz, bringing together the best in materials, design and construction. Beginning with his selection of acoustically vibrant curly maple and spruce from carefully aged stock, his craftsmanship includes precise arching and graduations, and a unique mineral ground and varnish treatment that gives each instrument its timbre and Bel Canto voice, similar to that of the fine Italian masters. Anton Krutz signature instruments are meticulously crafted to create the powerful, expressive sound sought by soloists and professional ensemble players throughout the U.S. and Europe.
To learn more, choose your instrument: Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass.

Listen to the Voice of Strings:

  • Christian Fatu Plays on a KRUTZ Violin. I play on a KRUTZ - What do you play?
  • David Downing Plays on a KRUTZ Cello. I play on a KRUTZ - What do you play?
  • Jonny Hamil Plays on a KRUTZ bass. I play on a KRUTZ - What do you play?
  • Olga Redkina playing on a KRUTZ cello. I play on a KRUTZ - What do you play?
  • Stimulating Creativity.
  • Creating the Voice of Strings.

St. Louis Strings wants you to know that we don't just sell instruments.
We build relationships and take seriously a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Please call (314) 644-6999 or email us so that we can guide you in the process
of finding an instrument with the appearance and tonal character that you are looking for.


Resources:

Why a Student Instrument from St. Louis Strings is a Better Value

Trade-in Policy

St. Louis Strings Instrument Care Guide

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