Mr. Starchev make its instruments with particular attention toward the sound, as in the period after 2000-th year is spend a substantial amount of time to study each part of the violin and its final influence on the sound. Acoustic arrangement by the bridge and soundpost, supplemented by the selection and setting of the type of strings and accessories are also tested in detail the results were inconclusive.
The most common method to work in the manufacture of musical instruments is to use on established patterns and the established sizes, especially in the development of acoustic plates. As the wood used in an instrument have a specific properties, to used of templates and the same sizes leads to rather random results. Researching the famous work methods Mr. Starchev has developed his own system. It is a compilation and upgrade on recent discoveries on the topic, Chladni patterns, mass ratios, asymmetrical graduation on he plates and more. Also apply bassbar and F-holes adjustments, particularly important for the final good sound of instrument.
Considerable attention is paid to the development of suitable oil varnish, because most of the imperfections of modern instruments are exactly at the wrong preparation of wood for varnishing, as well as the unsuitability on the varnish for musical instruments. The components used are natural resins and oils of the highest quality, which have been widely used in XVII-XVIII centuries. Do not use any modern chemical additives and additives used widely in varnishing in XX – century. Therefore, the time required for varnishing is between 3 and 6 months depending on the time of year. Compared with the modern methods of varnishing from 7 to 14 days it is indicative.
Do not accidentally it is assumed that one of the greatest mysteries of old Cremona instruments is precisely varnish as well as preparation of wood before varnishing. Modern technology has substantially contributed to the elucidation of this mystery, as many researchers cried “Eureka”. Fragility of the findings using them for a longer period of time, and the large tolerance the measurements during actual tests have led to only a partial clarify matters. As probably each study had highlighted only part of the truth.
The bridge is the most complex detail in the instrument, thereby has the significant influence on the sound as well as his character. Realizing its essential importance Mr. Starchev thoroughly examined the functioning of the bridge, the impact of its components, develop a system for adjusting its optimal form of sound from each instrument. Helping optimal sound of the instrument this type of adjustments can optimize the sound to suit everyone musician.
As instruments of the violin family are complex combination of a components is essential to perform its function optimally for every one of them. By working optimal significantly enhance the quality of the finished instrument.
Respecting the time needed and technologies for the best possible end result, the time for completion of each instrument is not less than six months. As patience, love of handicraft and not time linking of results are essential.