Jay Haide Instruments

Introduction

Jay Haide instruments are internationally recognised by makers for their high-quality workmanship. They also receive an enthusiastic response from players who find them to have a tonal quality usually associated with more expensive instruments. In 1992, Jay Ifshin, master violin maker and owner of Ifshin Violins, California, established a workshop with his shop foreman, Haide Lin, with a view to making high-quality instruments at an affordable price. The name Jay Haide was chosen as a combination of the founders’ names, Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin.

For over 20 years we have been the sole U.K. importers 

Violins, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses

The ‘101’ model is an excellent choice for beginners or intermediate student, also be a good choice for a “second” or “picnic” violin for the more advanced player. Attractively priced so that they don’t break the bank, they offer real value for the money. They are beautifully made and have an attractive uniform golden red varnish similar to some of the contemporary Cremona makers.

The ‘104’ model equally so for the intermediate player. For the advancing musician, the model 104 was created using beautifully flamed aged maple and an attractively shaded golden orange varnish of a softer texture. The tone is full and warm.~

The Jay Haide à l’ancienne violins, violas, cellos and basses are brought to you after years of development with the collaboration of master European luthiers known for their fine varnish technique. The varnish is a new formulation, carefully applied and beautifully antiqued giving each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. And, they are as beautiful tonally as they are visually. The Jay Haide à l’ancienne has been designed for the advanced student and professional who needs an instrument that will compliment and enhance their artistic style.

The latest reproduction in the distinguished Jay Haide à l’ancienne series of fine violins is a copy of a fine Tommaso Balestrieri from the Ifshin Collection. In this marvelous reproduction we have endeavored to copy every feature and nuance of the original, from the characteristic f-holes to the arching, scroll and even the wear patterns of the varnish. Tommaso Balestrieri worked from about 1720 to 1772 in both Cremona and Mantua and is considered one of the finest Italian makers of the Golden Era. The Balestrieri model joins our Guarneri, Guadagnini and Strad models.

Jay Haide Violins

Barqoue Instruments

To meet the needs of musicians performing early music, Jay Haide has introduced the Jay Haide à l’ancienne Baroque violin. These violins have been handcrafted and set-up to exact Baroque specifications and provide the musician with an opportunity to own a fine Baroque specification instrument at a reasonable price.

We feel sure that the Jay Haide Baroque violins will be popular with professional Baroque musicians as well as any musician who wants to experience the joy of playing the music of Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel as it was originally performed.

Get in touch

If you are interested in any of the instruments we have listed then please get in touch. We can arrange for you to come into our shop and try a range of instruments you may be interested in.

If you have any other queries regarding our services then do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form or details below.

Tel: +44 (0)1785 811860

Email: info@timtoftviolins.com

Address: 7/9 Station Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JP, UK