Local Art & Craft
Simon József Master Luthier was born in may 26th 1945 in Transilvania,in a village wich is situated in the Harghita Moutains in the Carpathians. His father (Sándor) was a sculptor and a woodman, therefore as a child he knew the forest, loving and learning all the secrets of the wood. In the family home there was an exqusite sculpture workshop; there he learned the woodwork craft from his father, making with much patience violins, zither and cembalo. Therefore József became fond of making his first violin at Csatószeg. At the age of 15 by himself took the decision of leaving to Reghin so as to learn more thoroughly the way in wich the musical instruments are made. Reghin was the centre of luthiers in Romania.
Our violins are produced only by hand and have superior quality.The model of our violins is Antonio Stradivari violin “Messia”from 1716. The wood from which the instruments are made is carefully chosen and dried naturaly from 8 of 20 years. These are spruce fir with a very uniform fibre and a flamed maple of rare beauty. All stage of execution are hand made though warnish of goldgelb and gold-braun colour. The fine procedures are executed with great fineness, the polishing clean, transparent and shiny.
Our company has participated to many exposition in Romania (expo George Enescu, Bucharest) and abroad.
hegedu095Reghin is a simbolic town to music, this fact being demonstrated by famous luthier from this town and also by the fact that Rudolf Wagner Regeny compositor was born here.
Many violonist from Germany and the U.S.A. played our instruments. The sound of the instruments are beatiful, clear and of a rare mobility.