The Kowalski Workshop Violin Package


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Once you get above the $3,000 price range, there are so many variables in what violins sound better than others. What I have found is that instruments made in parts of Poland are excellent for the price – this Kowalski violin being one of the best that I have played under the $10,000 price range.

I have sold genuine Kowalski violins to students but I find that his workshop model is very similar in sound – and a lot less expensive (genuine Kowalskis retail for $10k+). That is why I’m promoting his workshop violin through my website. A workshop violin means that the violin was produced not by the master maker but by one of his associated luthiers.

What is unique about these workshop violins is that Kowalski himself works closely with all his associates – thus the sound, look and quality of these violins are very similar to his genuinely made instruments (for a lot less price). The violins look almost identical, are both hand-crafted and use the similar varnish which really helps with the sound quality.

In the video I’m playing on a genuine Kowalski. The sound quality of the workshop violin is very similar. The sound is very rich, warm and exceptional powerful. It is an excellent violin for the price range and a huge upgrade to my Damiano violin regarding sound warmth and overall sound across the register.

You could compare this violin to many violins made in Italy and Germany priced over $10k and most times this violin would beat out the sound of the other European violins – it really is that great of a sound.

Where is this Violin Made?

The Kowalski workshop violin is made in Poland. I encourage you to check out the article below I wrote on regarding how some of the best quality violins I’ve found over the $3k price range are made in Poland.

How to Find Violins for Sale – Chinese vs. European

What I find is that German and Italian instruments are always over-priced when you are looking directly at sound. That is why this instrument is so good because it is made so well but not over-priced based on country of origin.

I always encourage my 30-day trial period so you can see for yourself the quality of these violins. Nine times out of ten even when students are comparing this violin to competitors they choose this violin based on the sound quality. I encourage you to bring the violin to your teacher through the trial program so you can see for yourself how great these violins are for the price!

What’s Included?

The Kowalski violin comes with Evah Pirazzi strings installed. It includes my Core Oblong Wood case ($195 value). If you are interested in a good violin bow that works good with this instrument, I highly recommend either one of my Dorfler bows based on your ability level.

30-Day Trial Program

I offer a 30-day trial period on all my bows and instruments. If you want to try out a product, live chat me by pressing the blue button below.

I will work with you regarding an affordable deposit which is refundable upon return of the instrument/bow. The deposit would also apply towards the purchase price if you decide you like the instrument/bows.

My products are my personal recommendations – I based them on sound quality value vs. price. This is a huge advantage to you if you are looking for the best sound combination possible for your budget!

You can try out up to three instruments at once and up to four bows at once.

My personal service will allow you to connect with me directly and I can suggest recommendations based on your budget, sound quality interest and more.

Just press the blue button below and I’ll either answer right away or get back with you within 24 hours (or sooner). 🙂

I’d love to establish a personal relationship with you!

Michael Sanchez – Violinist and Teacher

Trade-In Policy

I want to make things easy for you to upgrade your instrument/bow. That is why I’m very generous when it comes to my trade-in policy.

Based on what you paid for your instrument and the value, I can give you a fair (usually more than generous) offer on what I would be willing to take for your instrument on trade.

This combined with a payment plan might be exactly what you need to get into a great new instrument – and start sounding better than ever before!

Just live chat me by pressing the blue button below – I will get back to you right away. Look forward to working with you!

Payment Plans

I like to build personal relationships with my customers and students. That means I’m willing to be very flexible with you regarding payment plans on all my instruments and bows.

All you have to do is live chat me by pressing the blue button below and I will personally speak with you about payment plan options.

If I’m not available I will reply back to you within 24 hours or sooner! 🙂

Refund Policy

I have a 30-day no questions asked refund policy. Anything you purchase on my website that you are not happy with within 30-days I will provide you with a full refund.

Warranty Info

I want you as a happy customer for life. If you have any issues with any products that you have purchased on my website within one-year, I will replace the product for you. This includes issues with instruments, bows, and cases.

Domestic and International Shipping

I ship all products on my website Worldwide!


U.S./Canada – Free USPS Shipping on ALL products (No Minimum Order)

Other Locations – $25 Flat Fee per Shipment


If you have any questions about products you can live chat me by pressing the blue button in the bottom part of your screen. If I’m not available, I will reply back within 24 hours (usually sooner).

1 review for The Kowalski Workshop Violin Package

  1. Michael Sanchez

    I’ve sold many Kowalski workshop violins over the years and had many reviews on my other website. I had to change websites in 2018 for personal reasons – one of the disappointments was losing my reviews! Anyways, I look forward to seeing new reviews posted from new customers and possibly some from old customers that are willing to re-post regarding their experience.

    Look forward to seeing all the new reviews!

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