Our Platinum category is reserved for New York Strad’s finest and most luxurious instruments. These instruments embody all characteristics of the NY Strad Models, making this model exceptionally beautiful and highly prestigious. These instruments are handcrafted with rare and natural seasoned wood from the Italian Alps, which has been aged well over 30 years. This very detailed and attentive process enhances and gives the model its glorious and velvety tone. This instrument has a seductive and round lower register, as well as a smooth and concentrated E string.