Concert grade Russian BALALAIKA instrument #1 made by legendary Luther
Up for sale is a beautiful, "special order" level V.Pavlovs Balalaika instrument with beautiful flamed maple back. Victor is old age but he is still one the best Russian balalaika makers, and he's a legend. V. Pavlovs builds only 2-3 instruments per season, and I'm the only seller who distributes his Balalaikas abroad.
This instrument is brand new and completed in August 2019. The Balalaika is made of old, highest-quality, premium woods – the body is made of old, naturally dried (not kiln-dried) flame maple; the body top is resonant spruce; the neck is combination on woods. Victor told me that he used lumber from Soviet times, and it's approximately 35 years old, so it's super dry and resonant.
This instrument has an outstanding concert-quality sound, has a beautiful tone with complex overtones and extended sustain.
You will enjoy its beautiful tone right at the moment when you'll take it in your hands and play the first chord!!
The craftsmanship and build quality are top notches and yes - this instrument does have that Pavlov's signature balalaika sound that many foreign Balalaika players are looking for. There are no better balalaikas out there, no matter how much money you are going to spend.
The instrument will be shipped in a custom-made case (a $200 value), and the case is included in the auction.
This Balalaika was carefully inspected by maestro Alexander Tsygankov himself (my dad), who is "People's artist of the Russian Federation" and a professor at Gnesin's Academy of Music. We have one more Pavlov balalaika for sale on eBay, and it's super cool as well. Send me a message if you have any questions about this beautiful instrument.