We make on average around three to five instruments per year. Lena Fischer uses instrument designs by Italian masters including Ferdinant Gagliano, Tommaso Carcassi and Carlo Giuseppe Testore to make our very own violins, violas and cellos. Tonally, our most acclaimed instrument is based on a Guarneri del Gesù 1742 violin. The most important ingredient for a good instrument is high-quality wood. Our wood, some of which was acquired in 1970 from our predecessor Ludwig Closner, can go back as far as the 19th century. It is kept lying perfectly flat in our well aired storage facility waiting to be brought to life by expert hands. Instruments from our own studio see Instruments and Bows.