The Stefan Petrov Workshop violins are made by an apprentice in the traditional way of violin making. It is a single maker instrument made from select grades of Chinese tone wood. All workshop instruments are reviewed by the master makers in the shop and must pass exacting standards in order to be released for sale. The Workshop model from the Petrov shop offers and extremely affordable price and makes an excellent first Petrov instrument – they hold their value. When kept in excellent condition, up to 100% trade-in is possible for another Petrov or a Guangzhou Consortium instrument.