Violins

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.

We are in the process of updating our website with new stock – please contact us to see if there are any instruments available in your desired price range.

Violins below £1500

German c.1910

An attractively flamed two piece back. The original veneered fingerboard has been replaced with one of solid ebony.

Violins £1500-£3000

C.J.Emmett 2011

Stradivari ‘Cessol’ model, with a vibrant golden-orange varnish.

English c.1960

An unlabelled English-made instrument, of good workmanship and materials, oil varnished with a small amount of natural wear and generally in very good condition.

Violins £3000-£5000

We are in the process of updating our website with new stock – please contact us to see if there are any instruments available in this price range.

Violins £5000-

C.J.Emmett 2012

Based on the Stradivari ‘Messiah’ model, this instrument has a soft, sweet tone.

C.J.Emmett 2013

Based on the Stradivari ‘Messiah’ model, and the instrument judged by J. and A. Beare to be the best by a British maker in that years test at the Newark School. This instrument has a powerful and rich tone.

C.J.Emmett 2014

An instrument based on the Guarneri ‘del Gesu’ ‘Cannone’ played by Paganini, retaining the shapes and large dimensions of that instrument, but ironing out some of the eccentricities of late ‘del Gesu’ workmanship.

C.J.Emmett 2014

A violin based on the mid-period ‘del Gesu’ instrument known as the ‘Soil,’ its slightly smaller dimensions make it an easy instrument to get around. This instrument has been given an antique finish and boxwood fittings.

C.J.Emmett 2015

A violin based on the Guarneri ‘Il Cannone’ model, with an antiqued finish and boxwood fittings.