Nicolas Parola violins are fine, hand-crafted instruments. Each is made by hand using traditional methods of violin making. Each instrument is made by one maker and is a true work of art. Fine grained spruce and very well-flamed, loft seasoned maple make for a beautiful grain and amazing sound. The fittings are ornate boxwood or ebony, while the varnish is a spectacular hand oil varnish showing beautiful antiquing. The result is a superior quality, hand-crafted violin that exhibits exceptional beauty, wonderful playability, and a rich powerful tone.