Violas

We stock a range of new and antique violins, violas and cellos, naturally weighted towards instruments made here in the workshop. The list of instruments given is not exhaustive, so if there is a particular instrument or price bracket you are looking for please don’t hesitate to call. A range of student instruments are available on order, and even if we don’t have what you’re looking for in stock we may be able either to source it, or put you in touch with someone in the violin trade that can.

Violas £3000-£5000

Thomas Simpson 1903

An English instrument made in Handsworth, near Birmingham, with a back length of 409mm (16”).

C.J.Emmett 2012 SOLD

An instrument made to my own design, combining the width and hence tone of a larger instrument with a 400mm (15 ¾”) back length. This instrument was selected by the Allegri quartet for its tone quality at their Newark School concert.

Violas £5000-

C.J.Emmett 2013 SOLD

An instrument made to my own design, combining the width and hence tone of a larger instrument with a 400mm (15 ¾”) back length. This instrument has a rich and complex depth of sound.

C.J.Emmett 2016

A new model of viola based on an instrument by Maggini, LOB 16 ¼” (412mm). Like the original it has a one piece slab back of quilted maple, with matching ribs and scroll. A lively and well projected tone.