violins/violas

Smaller Violins

    Smaller Violins I carry the full range of smaller violins (1/16th, 1/10th, 1/8th, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4) available for purchase or rent. These instruments include case, bow with rainbow hair if desired, and rosin. The majority of these smaller instruments sell for $500 or less. Please enquire. Previously...

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Northern Sun Fiddola 2019 “Kruse”

Northern Sun Fiddola “Kruse Strad” 2019 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.  Spirit varnished with gentle antiquing, inspired by the Kruse Stradivari. Outfitted with a 5 string Wittner fine tuning tailpiece, a 3 tree Despiau bridge and Obligato strings. Ebony fittings. SOLD...

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J.B. Stensland 2010

Unknown European Maker & J.B. Stensland With a new top expertly carved by J.B. Stensland of Montreal in 2010, this older, possibly German violin is in excellent condition. A light orange-brown varnish, with strong flame on the two-piece maple back. Huge sound, bright and full with great clarity. Rosewood fittings and a Despiau bridge. Available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast....

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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....

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Northern Sun Violin “Ella” 2019

Custom Northern Sun Violin “Ella” 2019 A violin made in the award-winning Xue Chang Sun shop in Beijing; received in-the-white (not set up, not varnished). The top was removed, the bassbar reshaped and the top re-thicknessed. Custom varnished deep, rich red-brown with oil varnish and gentle antiquing. Set-up to professional standards in my shop on the Sunshine Coast. A warm, sweet tone. Violino strings, ebony fittings, a Wittner tailpiece and a 3 tree Despiau bridge. Comissioned....

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Northern Sun Violin 2019 “Charlie”

Custom Northern Sun Violin “Charlie” 2019 A violin made in the award-winning Xue Chang Sun shop in Beijing; received in-the-white (not set up, not varnished). The top was removed, the bassbar reshaped and the top re-thicknessed. Custom varnished a luscious red (inspired by the 1808 Lupot) with oil varnish and gentle antiquing. Set-up to professional standards in my shop on the Sunshine Coast. A deep, sweet tone. Violino strings, ebony fittings, a Wittner tailpiece and a 3 tree Despiau bridge. Comissioned....

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