Becker Stringed Instruments' mission is twofold: To provide students, educators and school music dealers with high quality bowed instruments that meet the needs of beginning through advanced students, and to support all Becker products with unparalleled service to our customers.

Every Becker instrument is rooted in tradition using time-tested methods and craftsmanship. All Becker instruments are crafted in Europe from mature European spruce and maple trees harvested from high elevation northern Carpathian forests. The tonewood is hand-selected, properly cut, stored and allowed to air dry and cure for a minimum of ten years. Such slow seasoning ensures that parts will maintain their shape for years to come.

At Becker's Romanian workshop, the neck, pegbox and scroll are cut from a solid block of maple. Skilled craftsmen perform final hand carving and graduating of the tonewood. All purfling is painstakingly inlaid by hand. Corner blocks, neck and endpin blocks, full inside linings, bass bars and soundposts are carefully fitted. Well-seasoned ebony parts, standard on all Becker instruments, are installed. Varnishing, buffing and polishing are done by hand to ensure a rich luster. After final assembly, each Becker must pass inspection by a master craftsman before leaving the workshop.

Following the instrument's ocean journey, it is received at KMC's Bowed Instrument Center in New Hartford, CT. At that time each Becker is re-inspected and carefully adjusted to meet all specifications set forth by MENC:

• Ebony pegs are properly tapered to fit peg holes and dressed with peg compound.
• Ebony nut is adjusted to proper contour and height and string grooves are lubricated.
• Ebony fingerboard is checked for proper curvature and maximum string vibration.
• Ebony endpin is checked for exact center placement and tight fit.
• German maple bridge is adjusted for correct height, curvature and string spacing and carefully fitted. String grooves are lubricated.
• Spruce soundpost is accurately cut and precisely positioned for optimum tone and response.
• Ebony tailpiece is fitted with nylon tailpiece loop and string adjusters.
• Strings are properly installed for ease of tuning.

Becker's quality shop adjustment ensures that every instrument, regardless of price, is meticulously adjusted for ease of play and maximum response.

Becker Stringed Instruments - Old World Craftsmanship for Today's Young Musician.

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