The price of the instrument reflects:
- The cost of tone wood material, varnish, fitting, and strings.
- Maker’s commission, depending on the expertise of each maker.
Usually the higher end the model is, the longer it takes to finish the instrument, ranging from 1 month to 3 months. What you pay for is the combination of raw material, and maker’s labor in crafting the instrument. That means even an one thousand dollar violin sounds as good as a three thousand violin elsewhere, we are still gonna sell it for cost of making the instrument.