Work on an instrument begins with the selection of the appropriate materials. Only materials of the finest quality are used for instruments manufactured by Ragar Hayn: spruce from the Dolomites in northern Italy, maple from Bosnia, as well as oil varnish made on the premises following historical formulae.
Ragnar Hayn manufactures new instruments and copies of historic instruments, the original forms of which are partly reconstructed according to rediscovered methods.
The manufacture of an instrument is only complete once the sound has been adjusted to meet the individual needs and expectations of the future owner. In this stage of the process, Ragnar Hayn invests a great deal of time in individual consultation. This ensures that the full potential of the instrument can be realised.
Manchester International Cello Festival (www.cellofestival.co.uk)
2001 Cello, Merit
2007 Cello, Gold
International Violinmaking Competition - Mittenwald
2001 Violin, Bronze
2005 Viola, Bronze
2010 Viola, Bronze
BVMA International Violin and Bow Making Competition – London
2004 Violin, Special Award