Whether you’ve been following the latest experiments of ‘new vs. old’ violins in The Strad magazine, and regardless of which side of the debate you fall on, it is undeniable that a well made new instrument can offer remarkable value for money in terms of sound.  Commissioning an instrument allows you to specify the model, finish and choice of materials from an extensive wood stock, to produce something tailored perfectly to your style and stature. We have a variety of models that are ‘pret a porter’, but if plans are available we can make it, or if you are so minded original drawings can be produced and you can have a violin that truly is made to measure, and watch its birth from paper to finished instrument. Although the ‘house style’ is for unashamed new instruments, instruments can be lightly or heavily ‘antiqued’ according to preference.

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