Kowalski creates master-grade, professional level violins and violas. He handcrafts violins and violas from "scratch," starting with the special selection of woods and finishing with the painstaking care of setting up the instrument.
Kowalski's "bench" (handmade) violins are handcrafted in the style of Guarneri and Stradivari utilizing methods employed in the violin making profession since the 1700's.
His instruments are carved of select well-seasoned European Maple for the neck, back and ribs with a European Spruce top. They are finished with hand applied traditional varnish. The fine instrument in the photos were varnished in antiqued red-brown spirit varnish produce a magestic effect.