Zhenjie Zhao, 2019 Cedar Music EB Violin
This is a beautiful handmade violin made in 2019 under the direction of Zhenjie at his workshop in Beijing, China. In January 2019 Zhenjie opened a second workshop in Chicago, IL. Mr. Judd has personally known Zhenjie, his daughter, and son who all work in the trade since 2010. The workmanship is clean, spot on, evidence of his fine training and attention to detail. He uses all European tone woods which are beautiful in the maple as well as the fine grain spruce of the top plate. The EB Series violin has a clear tone and has a quick response. The violin is full of power throughout the entire range of the instrument. The bottom end has strength and the clarity in the voicing is also found in the higher positions. The instrument is finished in a deep orange/brown oil varnish all on a golden ground.