Hellmich Violins

Love For Life

Marc Laberte Viola Mirecourt 42cm

This eye-catching viola is part of the French contemporary history from Mirecourt and is currently used by
Hellmichviolins worked up for you.

4.300 €

Commission instrument

  • Free trial
  • Shipping
  • Garantie

You can test each instrument at home for 10 days free of charge. The 30-day return policy gives you additional time to get to know the instrument.

Worldwide shipping - free of charge within the EU. The instrument arrives insured and securely packed to your doorstep.

We deliver quality. However, should a construction defect occur, it is covered by a 1-year warranty.

  • Free trial
  • Shipping
  • Guarantee

You can test each instrument at home for 10 days free of charge. The 30-day return policy gives you additional time to get to know the instrument.

Worldwide shipping - free of charge within the EU. The instrument arrives insured and securely packed to your doorstep.

We deliver quality. However, should a construction defect occur, it is covered by a 1-year warranty.

"l'Atelier des Artistes"

A treasure from Mirecourt

Instruments with Marc Laberte label are especially known for their good quality and distinguish themselves from the
Mass instruments.

Marc Laberte was born into a family of violin makers whose Laberte-Humbert Frères company employed over 300 people in the 1920s. Instruments with his label are especially known for their good quality and differ here from the other
Mass instruments.

They were built with special attention to wood selection and style in small teams, these select violin makers were also called “l’Atelier des Artistes”.

Sound body

The fine-grained hazel spruce ceiling was brought into a harmonious, wide-span arch. The rib is quite high at 42mm, which makes the viola very easy to play with a comfortable shoulder rest.

Except for natural signs of use, no major repairs have been made to the instrument so far, it is amazingly light and has an excellent sound, also the interior finish is very precise and made with a lot of love.

  • Width of the body at the top 19.7
  • Width of the body center 13.8
  • Width of the carcass at the bottom 24.7
  • Ceiling mensuration 22.7

Vortex

Rosewood

Tailpiece

Rosewood

Fingerboard

Ebony

Strings

Pirastro

Sustainable
Sound art

The sound characteristics of this viola can be classified as follows:

sweet
lovely
warm
rich in overtones
Load capacity

*This information corresponds to my own assessment.

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fine year old hazel spruce

Floor grain

Intense red lacquer

“I have the pleasure of knowing Lisa both as a violinist and as a violin maker. The passion and love for her art can be found in everything she does, and the two violins from her workshop which I’ve had the privilege to play are a clear example of this.

I am really excited to see how these violins and her skills as a master maker will continue to develop over time, and I am eager to play on many more of her works!”

Daniel Hernandez

Free

Return shipping

Worldwide shipping – free of charge within the EU. The instrument will arrive to your doorstep insured and safely packed.

Free

Shipping

The instrument does not meet your approval? No issue! We will cover the cost of return shipping anywhere in Europe.

Free

Trial month

10-day free home trial – 30-day return policy gives you extra time to get to know the instrument.

Questions?

You have a request or a question about my instruments or offers? I will be happy to answer them personally.

Yours Lisa Hellmich

faq

Shipping

Your instrument will be safely packed and delivered insured to your doorstep by DHL. As soon as the package is delivered by me personally to the post office, you will receive the tracking number. The shipping costs will be paid by us. Import taxes, customs costs and import licenses are not covered by Hellmichviolins.

To ensure that your instrument arrives at your home undamaged, we have developed a secure packaging method. Therefore Hellmichviolins bears the full risk for the transport to you. Please keep the packaging in case you want to return the instrument.

After the payment is received, the instrument will be shipped to you within 3 business days and takes 2-7 business days depending on the destination. We will keep you informed about the process and provide you with the tracking number.

A shipping as well as return shipping are free of charge for you and are borne by Hellmichviolins during the 30 days trial period.

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Trial month

We want you to feel completely at ease and to be able to test your new instrument in familiar surroundings, so you can take it home with you for 10 days without incurring any costs. Need more time to be completely sure? No problem. We want you to be 100% satisfied. Upon payment of the purchase price, you will have a 30-day trial period for the instrument, which will begin as soon as the instrument arrives.

Option #1:

You can exchange the instrument for one of equal value, higher quality or lower price and pay the difference or get it back. To do this, return it to us in its original packaging, cleaned with a dry cloth.

Option #2:

You return the instrument and get 100% of your money back.

As soon as the instrument is back with us, we will inform you by e-mail. Then we will immediately initiate the transfer of the money back, depending on the transfer method, the process can take up to 7 days.

The instrument is insured for any shipping damage incurred, return shipping is covered by Hellmichviolins.

Also the 30 days during which you can try the instrument are insured by Hellmichviolins. There are exceptions to this:

Broken strings, damage caused by transportation in the trunk or by motorcycle, damage directly or indirectly caused by explosion, chemicals or radioactivity, loss or damage directly or indirectly caused by war, terrorism or military operations, damage directly or indirectly caused by corrosion, moisture, drought, dust, damage caused by extreme climatic conditions such as extreme temperatures or exposure to light, damage caused by earthquakes and other forces of nature, damage or loss caused by transportation by aircraft, damage intentionally inflicted by you or third parties.

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Order process

Not every love lasts forever, so we are happy to offer to take instruments purchased from us in trade and exchange them for a higher quality one. If the instrument is in original condition, 100% of the purchase price of the old instrument, will be applied to the new one. For this you need the original invoice.

Commission instruments and accessories, as well as instruments from other categories (violin against cello) are excluded.

It is normal to see signs of use on beloved and played stringed instruments, on the bridge, fingerboard, strings and varnish. In case of significant damage (cracks, broken corners or edges, deformation, severe varnish damage) and very unkempt instruments, as well as modifications made by other luthiers (bridge, accessories, etc.), we may have to deduct a part of the instrument price or cannot take it back.

We will inform you about the progress of the repair and will perform it on time and reliably. During this time, we will gladly provide you with a replacement instrument free of charge.

Sale on consignment is generally possible, but we reserve the right to include only selected string instruments in our online catalog. Criteria for inclusion are, for example, sales opportunities, condition and price.

If you want to put an instrument on consignment, send us photos and scans of existing certificates, as well as information(e.g. damage). If the instrument is suitable for sale through Hellmichviolins, the instrument is personally inspected and sound adjustments or repairs are made that meet the workshop’s quality standards and facilitate a flawless sale.

The fees for this are only charged when the instrument is sold. The conditions for commission sales are 18%. For the presentation on the Internet, advertising and handling of the sale we charge a flat rate of 150 €.

We accept all major payment methods (Visa, Mastercard, bank transfer, Paypal). Please note, however, that some may incur fees.

We accept payment in Euro.