violins/violas

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“Nicolaus Amatus (made in Czecho-Slovakia)”

  “Copy of Nicolaus Amatus (made in Czecho-Slovakia)” A wonky, wonderous violin with a big sound. This instrument came into the shop with a crack in the front, and on further inspection revealed to have a thick top and an integral bassbar. I re-thicknessed the top and fit a new bassbar and set the violin up to professional standards, making all necessary adjustments to accommodate a crooked neck, twisted scroll, and lopsided f-holes. It has character in spades, and a big, lush sound. A real gem. Set up with a 3 tree Despiau bridge, ebony fittings with Wittner tailpiece, and Wondertone strings. Available in my shop on the Sunshine...

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Northern Sun Golden Fiddola

Northern Sun Fiddola “Golden Strad” This is a 5-string violin for a fiddler or classical player looking for more versatility. This fiddola is the size of a 4/4 violin with a wider fingerboard. It was converted, varnished and set up in my shop on the Sunshine Coast. An even tone through all 5 strings.  An antiqued spirit varnish over a golden mineral ground. Outfitted with a 5 string Wittner fine tuning tailpiece, a 3 tree Despiau bridge and Obligato strings. Ebony fittings. Available in Victoria at Tapestry...

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French Strad

French Strad Copy A well played violin with a fake Strad label, and an honest additional label near the soundpost stating “Made in France”. A great example of a French factory instrument from the last century. The body is in excellent condition with some wear to the varnish, especially under the bridge. A golden-hued brown varnish. Medium grain spruce on the front and a one piece maple back with moderate flame. The pegs are rosewood, the tailpiece is a Wittner. Set-up with Tonica strings.  Available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast....

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Wallace Guarneri 2012

  Laura Wallace “Guarneri” 2012 Built by Laura Wallace on the Sunshine Coast with Vancouver Island Big Leaf maple two piece back and Sitka spruce top. Inspired by the Lord Wilton Guarneri. Varnished with red oil varnish with subtle shading. A warm violin in colour and tone. Set up with Evah Pirazzis, 3 tree Despiau bride and ebony fittings. Available in Victoria at Tapestry...

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Northern Sun Fiddola “Titian Strad 1715”

Northern Sun Fiddola “Titian Strad 1715” This is a 5-string violin for a fiddler or classical player looking for more versatility. This fiddola is the size of a 4/4 violin with a wider fingerboard. It was converted, varnished and set up in my shop on the Sunshine Coast. An even tone through all 5 strings.  Varnish inspired by the famous Titian Strad from 1715. Outfitted with a 5 string Wittner fine tuning tailpiece, a 3 tree Despiau bridge and Obligato strings (photo shows Evah Pirazzis). Ebony fittings. Available in Vancouver at Tapestry...

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