violins/violas

“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 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. 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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Laura Clement Wallace “Brigitte” 5-String

Laura Clement Wallace “Brigitte” 5-String 2019 Custom designed 5-string violin. Inspired by the Amati style with a delicate slim look and longer corners. Made with Big Leaf Maple one-piece back and Sitka Spruce top. Varnished with a light spirit varnish a pale gold brown. Five glorious strings producing a rich, deep sound. Comfortable to play with a standard violin playing length. Set up with Peter Infeld strings, 3 tree Despaiu bridge and rosewood tailpiece....

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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....

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Wallace “Plowden” 2018

Laura Clement Wallace “Plowden” 2018 A petite full size violin, inspired by the “Plowden” Guarneri del Gesu from 1735. The violin has a big sound and is easy to play, with a deliciously rich and chocolatey low end. The back is two-piece, tightly flamed Big Leaf Maple, while the top is a tight grained Alpine Spruce. Varnished with spirit varnished, antiqued to allude to the original inspiration. Set up with ebony fittings with Parisian eye detail and Evah Pirazzi Gold strings. SOLD...

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