Passion-Tradition Mirecourt quinton

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Order the Passion-Tradition Mirecourt violin quinton by the Guan Kaiming workshop. These extremely high-quality instruments are based on the most beautiful templates that used to be built in the home of French violin-making – Mirecourt.






Passion-Tradition – Guan Kaiming workshop



Beijing – China


Characteristics of a Passion-Tradition Mirecourt baroque violin

Mirecourt is the home of French manufacture. For centuries, this small town in the Vosges has gained world-wide recognition for its violin-making.

This series of violins is a tribute to the production of the legendary workshop in Mirecourt, France. For centuries, these affordable violins contributed to make music accessible to everyone. There are still many copies of the famous Medio-Fino or Mi-fin violin, also known as the “violin at 5 francs”. Despite their rough look and their distinctive varnish, these violins display outstanding sound, and thus have been used for generations.

What I offer you today is however very different from the instruments that used to be built in Mirecourt. Firstly, they are entirely handmade in limited series in the famous Guan Kaiming workshops. A handful of violin-makers select the spruce and maple for their sound qualities. Then they built all the parts of a violin, viola, or cello. Finally, the instruments are varnished with alcohol, in keeping with the French tradition.

Although the Mirecourt productions are the models of these violins, the Kaiming ones have a fingerboard, saddles, pegsand chinrest made of ebony. This wasn’t always the case back at that time.


What is Passion-Tradition?

Passion-Tradition is the label of the instruments made in the Guan Kaiming workshops, in Beijing. For the last 15 years, these instruments have been imported in France and Europe, and have been praised by both amateurs and professionals.

These bowed string instruments are entirely handmade by the 11 violin-makers of Guan Kaiming. They offer a wide variety of instruments, for all levels from to beginner to soloist.


Each violin is carefully setup and prepared on order.
Every quinton is carefully setup and prepared on order.


What your violin-maker thinks of the Passion-Tradition Mirecourt violin

Passion-Tradition quintons are a great example of high-quality Chinese production. The last 15 years, they have received many good reviews by both teachers and professionals. Their success is probably linked to the neat finish and great sound performances, as long as they have been carefully setup and prepared.

Besides, the Mirecourt series is the most affordable by the Guan Kaiming workshop. Although it is perfect for studying, this series can also be used at a higher level.

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Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
France Free Free Free Free
DOM-TOM 7,00€ 20,00€ 25,00€ On request
Europe 7,00€ 17,00€ 25,00€ On request
World zone 1 7,00€ 25,00€ 30,00€ On request
World zone 2 7,00€ 30,00€ 60,00€ On request

*Large accessories that cannot be sent in a tracked letter format will be sent in the same class packaging as bows. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply a customs tax. Additional charges may apply depending on the content of the package. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the customs office in your country if you have any questions or concerns.

Deliveries for strings and accessories that measure under 3 cm are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the French Post Office. This applies both to national and international deliveries. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order shipped to you directly.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment can either be delivered directly to your home or to a pick-up location, depending on your preference, which you will be asked to specify at checkout.

I generally ship orders between 1 and 4 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as when travelling, I may not be able to meet these deadlines. In this case I will inform you as soon as possible.

For shipments outside of France, transporters may differ depending on the daily quotation.

DOM-TOM : Guadeloupe – Martinique – Guyana – Mayotte – Reunion – Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Saint Barthélemy – Saint Martin.

World zone 1: Albania – Andorra – Armenia – Belarus – Bosnia – Georgia – Gibraltar – Guernsey – Canary Islands – Faroe Islands – Iceland – Jersey – Macedonia – Moldova – Montenegro – Russia – San Marino – Serbia – Turkey – Ukraine – Vatican.

World zone 2: All other countries outside of Europe, DOM-TOM and world zone 1 territories.

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You have 14 days from the date of delivery to make a return or exchange. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt of purchase included. Returns and exchanges will be refused if the return form and receipt are not included.

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