Sofia string instruments are individually made by a global group of luthiers in the time-honored tradition of crafting fine handmade violins, violas and cellos. Every Sofia instrument is individually made by the violin maker whose name appears on its label. Most of the Sofia luthiers work in our Eastern Euorpean atelier, but some prefer to work at home. Once a month their instruments are flown to the United States where Sofias American luthiers carefully check, enhance and finish each instrument.
Sofia instruments are made from the world’s finest European acoustic wood – the preferred material of makers going back to the time of Amati and Stradivari. Every year they select and cut their own wood in the Southern Balkan and Rodopi mountains. The wood is then aged for years before being used.