violins/violas

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 Victoria at Tapestry...

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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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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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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....

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Wallace “Alard” Amati 2018

Laura Wallace “Alard Amati” 2018 Inspired by the famous “Alard” Amati from 1649, this petite 4/4 violin was commissioned by a violinist wanting an instrument that was more comfortable to play, but with a full size sound. Made from Big Leaf Maple and Sitka Spruce, and varnished with spirit varnish with gentle antiquing. Delicate and elegant looking, with a sweet and full sound. Rosewood fittings with a Bois D’Harmonie tailpiece....

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