While these instruments may look alike, they are not, in fact, alike. There are intentional design decisions built into every instrument that distinguish its sound and feel. The instruments shown are representative of a selection of the models McCluskie works with. These are selections from our current inventory.

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McCluskie Hand-Crafted Violin #375 for Sale   W. McCluskie Original Pattern  –  This violin is a personal design of McCluskie. It has a standard neck length and a slightly shorter stop length. It is an excellent choice for steel or synthetic core strings and is also an superb option for folk fiddlers. (#375)

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  McCluskie Hand-Crafted Violin #374 for Sale   Guarneri del Jesu  –  This maker's work is often copied, for good reason. The open center bouts and larger sound holes characteristics often contribute to a darker sound. The arching is slightly flattened a la Stradivari, contributing to a quick and powerful response. (#374)

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McCluskie Hand-Crafted Violin #370 for Sale   Joseph Guarneri filius Andrea Pattern This violin is crafted in a Joseph Guarneri filius Andrea pattern, which is similar to an Amati pattern, but with flatter arching and a more modern sound. It has a wide upper bout and a standard lower one. The styling is elegant and dramatic. (#370)

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  McCluskie Hand-Crafted Violin #372 for Sale   Stradivari Long Pattern of 1693  –  This violin is fashioned from the Stradivari long pattern of 1693. McCluskie traced it from an original instrument that passed through a Capital Area violin shop. It has an elegant design and is longer and narrower than the standard Stradivari patterns. Tthe neck and stop length are standard. (#372)

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McCluskie Hand-Crafted Viola for Sale   Antoniazzi Influenced McCluskie Viola Pattern  –  This viola, which began as a copy of an Antoniazzi, evolved into McCluskie's own design. It has a fifteen and one half inch body length. Its tall sides and high arching give it a larger sound. This instrument is 15.5 inches long.

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