In February 2023, Strijkinstrumentshop.nl managed to seize a unique collection of wood (Maple-Fine Spruce/Maple-Spruce). The wood comes from the well-known violin maker Alex Oosten (RIP), who had his workshop in Rijswijk (NL) for years and unfortunately passed away unexpectedly in 2019. It consists of wood that Alex Oosten acquired in Mittenwald in the 1970s and 1980s, and comes from Germany and Bosnia. On average, the wood has undergone a drying time of 50-60 years. Violin maker Ornella Ceci, who has her workshop at Strijkinstrumentshop.nl, can build you a beautiful violin or viola that fully meets your wishes. You can match the model with Ornella and also fine-tune the complete set-up and desired sound. The unique quality and long drying time of the wood, together with the expertise/experience of the violin maker, is the formula for success that leads to your new violin or viola. Ornella Ceci has so far built approximately 35 violins and violas, which are played by (semi) professional musicians in Italy and the Netherlands. Some instruments built by Ornella are present in the shop at Prins Mauritsplein 19 in The Hague.