Nicolas Parola violins are fine, hand-crafted instruments. Each is made using traditional methods of violin making. If you visited the Nicolas Parola shop, you would not see an automated production line churning out thousands of violins; instead, you would see true quality-oriented craftsmen paying careful attention to every detail. They use fine-grained spruce and very well flamed maple. The fittings are ornate boxwood or ebony. The result is a fine hand-crafted violin that exhibits exceptional beauty, wonderful playability, and a rich powerful tone. The NP30N and E models exhibit exceptional handwork, are precisely graduated, and are made with the very best materials by the most experienced makers in the shop.