We thought we’d write a little note about modern instruments to share our ideas on the subject. It’s a recurring topic in the music world and there are many diverging opinions but it is undeniable that modern instruments are becoming increasingly prevalent among string players. More and more double-blind studies have been conducted often demonstrating that both musicians and audiences are not able to differentiate between old and modern instruments. In fact, people often preferred the modern sound!
What seems to speak most to musicians is the right combination of quality and affordability. Many musicians today don’t have access to vast amounts of funds and as such, find it difficult to find an instrument that sounds extremely good and is made by a well-known maker. This opens up a whole horizon of amazing instruments that have previously been somewhat in the shadow of their older counterparts. All over the world, there are more and more luthiers making excellent quality instruments that are being played by all sorts of musicians, from students to orchestral musicians to soloists and chamber musicians.
As far as we’re concerned, we think that this is a great thing for makers and musicians alike. We think everyone can benefit from this and we’ll do everything we can to promote this idea as well as feature our partnered makers to help enhance their visibility.