Owens & Parkley is another name for Los Angeles Violin Shop's string workshop. This violin begins with partially-completed without neck attached from LAVS's partner workshops (Germany, Bulgaria, China) Made with the finest European wood material unvarnished, built to our specifications. We completely graduate the top and back, fit new bass bar, set the neck, and apply the finest-quality varnish work done by our master makers in LAVS. The result is a violin that is being played by many serious students. Owens & Parkley Gold Label is the name of the Owen & Parkley model with pristine varnish (1704 varnish). Owens & Parkley Gold Label violin is a great violin for advancing students to professionals.
"The Owens & Parkley Gold label violins are well-balanced with both resonance and brilliance. These violins are a good value."
- Dr. Stephen Miahky, Violin Faculty of Ohio University School of Music. Associate Concertmaster Ann Arbor Symphony
"I had the pleasure to audition the violins of Owens & Parkley. Their violins are well made and they have a strong and rich sound which is even across all strings. The violins have a quick response and are therefore quite easy to play. All this makes them a wonderful and affordable choice for young musicians. Congratulations."
- Emanuel Borok-Professor of Violin, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University Dallas Texas, Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra. retired
"I have played two violins by Owens & Parkley. Both violins possess a clear, rich tone with impressive projection. They are well-crafted and attractive instruments. Owens & Parkley violins would be an excellent option for a serious student, or as a professional's second instrument."
- Sam Fischer, Violin Faculty The Colburn School, Concertmaster of the Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra.