violins/violas

Wallace King Joseph 2020

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F. E. Small Mystery Violin

F. E. Small Mystery Violin 1913 With a stunning one piece back, this violin came into the shop with a broken button and no scroll. Lovingly restored in my shop, this violin is now singing very sweetly. Perhaps inspired by Amati, this full size violin was possibly made by F.E. Small in Kelowna in 1913. It was well loved in the past and has many mysteries surrounding its provenance and its past life. Ready to be loved and played again. Set up to professional standards in my shop with Evah Pirazzi strings and ebony fittings. Available to try at Tapestry Music in Victoria....

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French “Cigarette” Violin

“French ‘Cigarette’ Violin” This french-made violin has a cigarette burn above the left f-hole, which almost adds to its vintage charm. Easy to play with a cheerful, bright sound, this is a great pick for a fiddler. Ebony fittings and a Wittner fine-tuning tailpiece. Available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast....

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Christian Meifel Violin

“Christian Meisel Violin” Made in 1937 in the Klingenthal shop of German violinmaker Christian Meisel, this violin is a beautiful example of work from his shop. In superb condition, the violin has a warm, orange-brown varnish with gentle shading and little wear. The back is a two piece maple with moderate flame.  The upper register is especially clear and bright. Set up to professional standards with ebony fittings, Tonica strings, and a 3 tree Despiau bridge. Available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast....

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16″ Viola

15″ Viola “Euro Standard Antique” An easy-to-play viola that’s a great size for those used to the violin, this small viola was made in Romania in 2008. It is a rich orange colour with no antiquing and no signs of wear. It has a glorious, full, rich sound and is ideal for a smaller student who may be switching to viola, or choosing to play both viola and violin. Set up with ebony fittings, a Wittner fine-tuning tailpiece and Obligato strings. Available in my shop on the Sunshine Coast....

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