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More than a century after his public debut, the name Jascha Heifetz continues to evoke awe and excitement among fellow musicians. In a performing career that spanned 65 years, he established an unparalleled standard of violin playing to which violinists around the world still aspire.

“From the Jascha Heifetz Biography at www.JaschaHeifetz.com, © 2010 John and John Anthony Maltese”

“We are delighted to partner with RS Berkeley in creating a line of violins honoring the artistry and acclaimed career of Jascha Heifetz. During the evaluation process, we worked with a number of outstanding violinists who played and reviewed these instruments and were very pleased with their findings. They reported to us that The Jascha Heifetz Violins from Meisel are attractive instruments with lovely varnish and were the best they’d ever heard and seen in their price range. They found that the violins projected extremely well in the concert halls in which they were tested and that their pitch was remarkable. We are very pleased with these results, as it’s our expectation to offer violinists affordable instruments of consistently high quality that represent the best value for their price.”

- The Jascha Heifetz Estate

Jascha Heifetz Violins From Meisel are authorized bench copies of the original violin of 1740 by Giuseppe Guarneri (del Gesu), which was obtained by Jascha Heifetz in 1922 and played by him for 65 years in concert and recording sessions.

Jascha Heifetz Violins From Meisel feature beautifully figured European wood for the backs, sides and necks, while the top wood is straight grained European spruce. The warm shaded varnish is highlighted by the glowing reflective ground beneath it. These models produce great tonal character and response. Each instrument has been hand crafted by an accomplished luthier with more than 10 years of expertise.


  • Naturally seasoned Austrian or Italian spruce top 

  • Bosnian maple back

  • High quality varnish


  • Italian Alpine spruce top

  • Well flamed Bosnian maple back

  • Wood is naturally seasoned

  • Boxwood fittings

  • High quality varnish