Moseley Violins Archive

(The Instruments on this page are for reference and not for sale)

Last updated August 17th, 2017


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CS3 /32 4/4 Berger Violin 1902, Duluth, Minnesota          



CS8/ 44 Violin, Attributed to George Pine London, 1920's, copy of Gagliano.


CS6/ 34  Handmade Violin by Gerard Murphy, London 1994, in excellent condition.                                                                                             

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"a bright resonance throughout the range . Noticeable clarity in high positions - desirable for soloist playing" A. L.


CS7/51b Handmade Violin by Kevin Baslé, 2013 copy Strad model                                                                                                 


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‘A finely crafted instrument with a sweet clarity and considerable depth. It has exceptionally good tone and exciting potential as it matures.’ A.L.



MV7/ 29a Full size handmade English violin C 1770-1780, by Thomas Smith London                                                                                                    

This 18 c violin fully restored at Moseley Violins, 2015/6


"Thos. Smith , at the Harp and Hautboy

Pickadilly, London , 17_ _"

and written in pencil twice on interior of front

"New Belly'd by Tho ___

Great Ormond Street , ____

Square , London, 1782 "

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MV7/ 51c Full size handmade violin, (composite), C 1830-1840,                   

possibly French back and scroll, later English front                                                                                                                                           



MV6/ 61f 4/4 Violin Handmade by Lewis Roberts, Morriston, Swansea c1900 ( 1868-1917)       

Back made of bird's eye maple, large violin body, French style scroll



CS7 59F Violin made by John Alexander  Student of Joseph Brierley, c 1966 No 26   




CS6/ 86  English handmade in Birmingham, 1898 by Thomas Grater                                        

branded on back button

"The response is instant and the tone is sweet and pure. Would suit an advanced student as well as a professional." A.L.

MV6/ 89      English Violin, Handmade by Boleslav Wojtulewicz, Wolverhampton, c. 1980-90     



Modern English Making by Bernard Gammon , Birmingham  1993   

Copy of the Guarneri "Kreisler"                           Click Here for Audio Samples

"Beautiful light tan/ochre patina tone, wonderfully responsive with a powerful sweet tone" A. L.

CS6/ 18 Roger James Mason , c 1993                                                                                                                        




MV6/ 90b Scottish Violin by Alexander Forrester,  Fauldhouse                                       




CS6/ 76                                                                                                                    

Handmade violin by Alan Crumpler set up at Moseley Violins      




Violin by John Langstaff , 2003                                                        


CS2/93 Handmade  3/4 Violin ,                                                                                              

 by Francois Bignon C1992 , Birmingham,

Unique handmade, modelled after Goffriller, oil varnish


CS6/ 17                                                                                                                              

Full size handmade Anglo-Scottish violin C 1900's


CS5/ 55         A Hand made violin by reputed local maker;                                                  

John Cresswell, Sutton Coldfield, 1998                                                                    

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CS3 /86B Modern English Handmade,                                                                           £1,650.00


Hand made by Steve Gibbons, Nottingham, England 1993 . Student at Newark school of Violin Making, Nottingham ,Re-sale in good playing condition...


CS6/ 61                                                                                                      

Violin by John Langstaffe, circa 2011

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Violin by John Langstaff , 2003                                                        

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Violin by Benjamin Patocka c1931 Jicine

CS4 /49                                                               

John Walker  c1956 Solihull                             Click Here for Audio Samples

CS3/ 67                      Thomas Alexander , Birmingham                                       

Pupil of Joseph Brierley, a local maker who achieved a high standard of making. This example of one piece back with red-brown oil varnish.    

Violin  made by W F Wadhams, Birmingham 1891       under restoration NFS
CS4 /37                 Harry Tucker c1965  Birmingham                         

CS2 /45                              English Violin, 1922 by Thomas Grater           
CS3 /99 RN 4/4 English Violin by James Nelson circa 1920's                     


CS4 /40 RN  Nelson 1929 Violin                                   



4/4 English Violin by James Parkinson, Llandudno circa 1924                   


Modern English Making by Bernard Gammon , Birmingham  1993   

Copy of the Guarneri "Kreisler"                           Click Here for Audio Samples

CS3 /52 Modern violin, Re-sale reconditioned at MV 

Left Handed Violin, c1960 Back & ribs of English origin, front earlier German origin.  Some wear, good condition                 



CS7/ 94 Melcas V-300 violin, made in Melcas Workshop 2008            

 This violin has a fine sweet tone and responds with ease. Enhances  playing. Highly recommend for solos. A.L.


CS8/ 19b  Full size handmade Modern Chinese 5 string electro-acoustic violin with dragon's head. Labelled Two Trees Strings 2005 Boston/Beijing    



CS6/ 01  Jay Haide Violin, 1990's,


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" Quick response with a resonant singing quality" A. L.



Copy of “Il Cremonese- Ex Joachim” Stradivari of 1715, Handmade by Xue Ping Hue, Beijing                                                                                                                       

The “Il Cremonese- Ex Joachim” Stradivari of 1715 is now 300 years old. "

 This violin was the prize possession of the famous violinist Joachim, before it was purchased by the City of Cremona in 1961, and has subsequently become the City’s symbol. It is now housed in the Museo del Violino in Cremona.

To celebrate this famous violin’s 300th Anniversary, The Soundpost Ltd. have commissioned a Single Limited Edition, of 10 replicas of which we have No.2.

 Made by the master violin maker Xue Ping Hue of Beijing (2006 Certificate of Merit for Violin Tone at the VSA competition).

Made with selected materials (the striking one piece back) and varnished to replicate the original, these violins are individually labelled and are accompanied by Signed and photographed Certificates of Authenticity.




MV6/72   1/2 size s/hand advanced grade Chinese violin distributed by Pierre Jaffre, Rue De Rome, Paris C 2010 (instrument only)                     




New Gewa Maestro 10                  




Hidersine Reserve Violin                                                                    




Modern Chinese Violin  by  Frank Lee                                                                                                         

"A sweet dark and mellow tone, with a balanced response" A. L.


MV Sielam Cappricio                                                                                                  




CS6/ 74A                                                                                             

Luthes Paris Presto Star model Violin set up at Moseley Violins

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CS6/ 73                                                                                                                    

New Jay Haide Guarneri model Violin set up at Moseley Violins with Tonica strings


Premier Select *** Violin                                                               Including workshop set up at MV                                                          

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CS6/ 32                                                                                                                    

Jay Haide L'Ancienne Violin      

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Violin  Xhen Min, China, 2003          

CS4/ 46  16" C.H. LING handmade c 1999 China                      

 One piece back fine making from this sought after modern  Chinese maker

CS4/33 Baroque Style Modern Chinese Violin , Handmade OVISTRINGS                                                                         



MV7/ 94a Half-size French violin C 1900 -1910 with brazilwood bow and shaped black canvas covered case


String Length mm Length of Back mm  Body Stop mm  Neck Stop mm Tailpiece to bridge mm/Brand Strings 
285 313 165 127 54/ Wittner Dominant



MV6/ 61g, mid 20c Violin,Made in France in the J.T.L workshops for R S Williams ; Toronto. Labelled & branded JTL, also labelled Williams & Co            

A lovely warm sound with a rapid pleasing response. Would suit advanced player who is ready for a good quality instrument. A.L.


MV8/ 53a Full size French JTL Stentor II Violin copy Strad 1721 Lutherie Vosgienne C 1930's                                                                                  


MV8/ 31  French violin circa 1890 - 1900 Mirecourt Causssin Workshop                                                                                        



MV7/ 66 B French Violin ,

Workshop of Amedee Dieudonne, Made for the firm Laberte-Humbert, c 1929 

Labelled: Fait Par Le Maitre Luthier Amedee Dieudonne En 1929. In a very good condition. No fractures. Boxwood fittings.

"Has a pleasing depth and rich sonorous tone . Would suit a player looking for quality. Ideal for chamber music and solos." A.L.

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MV8/ 33 Full size violin, French "Stainer" copy C 1900's                                                                 


CS5/ 72     1.2 Medio Fino  Violin c1910          


CS7/ 30        German violin French model, Voigtland School, c 1900. Unlabelled. 



CS6/ 28                                                                                                                                    

French Maravelli  Imported by Beare & Sons c 1900



MV6/ 48 French Viola 1890 15-1/8" lob                                                           

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MV6/ 61A  French Violin , early 20c set up at Moseley Violins                                




MV6/ 67 Full size French violin, labelled Medio-Fino C 1890-1900, one-piece back, from the Jerome Thibouville-Lamy                                           



MV5/ 74E Full size French violin "The Carrodus"                                                              

made in Mirecourt (Vosges) for the firm Haynes & Co C 1929,

labelled "The Carrodus" Series No: P 755

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MV3/ 69D                                                                                           

 Medio Fino French 3.4 Violin


CS5/ 50                                                                                                       

French Violin from the workshop of Jean Baptiste Colin, circa 1894,

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CS5/ 51          A French Violin, Labelled Antonio Martello Faubourg St Denis, Paris,  1901     Imported by Beare & Sons                                         

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MV5/ 29A                           French Violin, Copie de J Guarneri 14 1/8 " / 35.9cm

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CS5/ 51          A French Violin, Labelled Antonio Martello Faubourg St Denis, Paris,  1901     Imported by Beare & Sons                                        

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CS6/ 53 French Violin c 1920's imported by Beare & Sons Labelled "Leon Paroche Billancourt"                                                                                                                

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CS6/45 French 4/4 Violin  c 1890 Caussin School JTL 


CS6/ 37                                                                                             

French Violin, Père Colin Mezin Ch J B c1893, labelled and signed

CS5/ 70                                                                                    

 3.4 French Violin JTL brand  



MV4/ 30                                                                                          

French J.T.L Violin ,labelled Carlo Fernando Landolfi, Decorated Back, M.O.P. inlays 1900  Click Here for Audio Sample


MV4/ 29 French Violin made by Albert Deblaye                                                                                    

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MV4/ 17 French Violin Bernadel Workshop , c 1890s                                                                            

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CS5/ 47                                                                                

French Violin by René Cune, Mirecourt, circa 1952, with original makers certificate.


CS4 /88                                                                       

A fine antique French violin made by Jean-Baptiste Deshayes "Salomon" c 1770's, as indicated on the original label.

This is a fine example of the maker's work. It is in good condition with a very nice choice of materials and a warm-reddish brown varnish over a golden ground.

It possesses a first class sound, powerful, even, clear and mellow as well as an excellent projection with easy response and impressive tone, suitable for a solo performer.

The instrument was precisely made, in a professional manner of outstanding qualities and tastefully crafted from the artistic point of view.


CS5/ 16, French Violin c 1920's                                                                                  


CS4/ 02                                                                                   

Medio Fino 3/8th size Violin c 1880


CS4/ 50 French Mirecourt J T L c 1900-1920's  with original bridge                                                                                         
CS3 /61PC Antique Violin 3/4 French "Medio Fino" JTL  c1880's               


MV2 26                                                      Maidstone 3/4 Violin
CS5/06 French Violin                                                                            



CS5/ 07A  French Violin , Caussin School, Mirecourt, c 1900's



CS3 90 Caussin workshop Antique Violin, Reconditioned at MV                             
CS3 /61PC             3/4 French "Medio Fino" JTL c1880's          

Violin 1/8 size, French - made by Caussin ,1900                   
Violin By Honore Derazey,                                                       Mirecourt c1880


CS5/ 53                                                                                   

French Violin, labelled "The Professor II" no.689, Imported by Hawkes & Sons, circa 1890                                                                                    


MV3/ 40 French Mirecourt  c 1900's  Revarnished                                               
CS4/ 77                4.4 Gerard Deleplanque French ( composite) Lille, c1773
CS5/ 17 French Violin c 1894. Imported by Kohler & Sons , Edinburgh-                                                                                             


CS4/ 68                                                                                       

French 4.4 Violin,  Guiseppe Maravelli , Made for Beare & Sons c 1889

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MV8/ 78a Full size German violin, labelled E.R Schmidt, Amati copy    Offers a full range of expression with an instantly rich and engaging tone. Must be tried. A.L.
CS2/ 89 Antique Violin, fully restored at Moseley Violins, 2004. (with old shaped  covered case)                                                                                  


Albani school 1780-1800 Reminiscent of early Brescian style. A hand made, highly arched model of Tyrolese school , in red brown oil varnish.


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A lovely glowing velvety sound with a very distinctive character. Must be tried. A.L.



CS8/ 06b German Violin c1900 converted for left handed player        


CS7/ 64 Copy Magginni with Latin inscription on back. Circa 1890-1900.                                                                                         

" In silvus viva silui; jam mortua cano"

"In the forest, I lived in silence; now in death I sing sweetly"

Set up new bridge and Tonica strings

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MV5/ 73   3/4 German Violin circa 1890-1900                                                                                            £800.00


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MV7/ 52a  3/4 Violin, French, Made by JTL circa 1900                                                                                                      £761.00


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MV7/ 11a German 3/4 Violin Voigtland Kohler-  set up in M V  workshop   £720.00


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CS7/ 71a 3/4 French violin,  labelled Copie de George Cloz C 1880-1890, unlabelled, one-piece back (with second-hand black shaped wooden case)                                                                          £600.00

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MV7/ 83 Three quarter German violin circa 1920's                                                                                 £300.00  

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CS 7/ 71b  Half-size German violin circa 1880-1890,  unlabelled, one-piece back (with second-hand black rectangular case)               




MV8/ 48 German Violin 1920 Bowley Barnes Strad copy                                                                                   



CS5/ 38A  7/8 Violin Made in Germany Strad copy 1736                                                     

"A quality instrument with sweet appealing tone and subtle depth. Easy to play." A.L.


MV5/ 74a      1.2 German Violin c1950                                                               
MV7/54 4/4 Violin , Likely of German origin, mid19c,       

Branded under button W. Norman London.


 MV7/ 36 3/4 Mittenwald Violin , Germany c 1880       



CS7/ 56 4/4 Violin by E R Schmidt                                                                             



CS7/ 12a Cappa Copy                                                                                                     


New Gewa Maestro 40A                                                                                       &


CS4/ 54                                                                                                                                      

 German, Klingenthal, c ~1860-1870

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CS4/ 20A                                                                                                    

German Violin,  Lowendall, good representation of the Dresden School, Labelled " Imitation of Stradivarius , LOWENDALL       

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CS4/ 66                                                                                     4/4 Lowendall Workshop c 1885-1895       

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CS6/97 German  4/4 Violin                                                                       

c 1920-1930 Red Oil varnish


MV5/ 74h      1/2 size German Violin                                                                                     
MV7/ 12C

German Violin , c1920's, Steiner copy restored at Moseley Violins workshop with new neck 

Wittner tuning pegs  

MV3/ 90B  4/4 Violin copy Duke branded "Duke"  Violin under neck button 

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"Powerful projection of tone" A. L.


CS6/ 36                                                                                                                                       German Violin c 1900-1910, copy Paolo Magginni

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 MV6 46 Violin made in Dresden, Germany , 1890's                                 

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CS6/ 58                                                                                                                                    

German Violin circa 1900's

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MV6/ 13A Mittenwald Violin c 1890 14 3/16" fully reconditioned at Moseley Violins       




CS6/ 33                                                                                   

German Violin from Klingenthal 1890- 1900

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CS4/ 20A                 


German Violin,  Lowendall, good representation of the Dresden School, Labelled " Imitation of Stradivarius , Lowendall



CS6/ 33           


German Violin from Klingenthal 1890- 1900

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MV6 /05  Violin  Lowendall ,workshop, Dresden Germany  copy of Magginni      14.5" length of back string 13" / 330mm string scale                                                                                                                                                          

 A fine copy of large Magginni model , (althought the string scale is within normal scale length) with double purfling  inlay on front and back and double curl to scroll.

Branded Lowendall "L" on back button, and on on back of scroll " Lowendall's  Celebrated Conservatory Violin ~Magginni"

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CS6/ 17                                                                                                                                

Made in Dresden, Germany, c 1880-90 

Fitted with Wittner geared tuner pegs

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MV5/ 66D Gasparo Da Salo Berlin School 1880-1890                                   





MV3/ 69C Antique c 1890's Violin 14" lob  Lowendall Workshop ,                                                      

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MV4 53  1/2 size German Violin c 1920's        
CS6/ 15 4/4 German / Czech Violin , revarnished C 1920-1930


MV4/ 40B 4/4 Violin  Germany c 1900                                                                    


CS6/ 13                                                                                               

4/4 Gewa Maestro V      

CS5 19 Handmade Contemporary Mittenwald , c 1950's

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MV3/ 84A                                                                                            

German Violin branded Alphonse Cary Newbury on  back of scroll


CS5 91 Germany Violin C 1870-1880's Saxony/Bohemia                                                                  

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CS5/ 40  JT                                                                               

4.4 Violin, (Guarneri Copy) Lowendall Workshop c 1885-1895, Dresden

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CS2 /68 Antique Violin, fully restored at MV                 

Anglo /Austrian School of Stainer 1790-1800. Composite making ; "Stainer style English made body by Edward Dickenson , labelled

Edward Dickenson

Maker at the Harp Crown in the Strand

Near Exeter Change  London

Austrian neck with hand carved lion's head scroll, boxwood pegs


CS5/ 34                                                                                              

German Violin, labelled Leopold Widhalm, Nuremberg 1872


CS5/ 65 German Violin c1890-1900 labelled & branded "Vuillaume a Paris"  



CS4/ 48                                                                                 German Violin,  Wolf Bros. School , c 1890's



MV4/ 23             German Violin, Klotz Family, One Piece Back, circa 1820-1850



Violin c 1780-1800, Labelled Michael Platner, Rome. German copy, Mittenwald ( Fussen school)

Typical late 18c making of the period with high arched plates, a round sweet and deep sound, ideal soloist instrument /small ensemble. Previous restored in good order

CS4/ 92 AB                                                                    

German Violin, copy of Joseph Klotz, c 1880

Good condition ,Set-up in MV workshop

CS5/ 21 German Violin c 1900-1920  labelled Andrea Fiorini Beare & Sons, 1924                          

 South German body c 1820's/Composite French neck c1900 , fully restored at Moseley Violins 2011

CS4/ 89                                                                                     

 German Copy of Stradivari c 1890's



CS4/ 63                                                                   

A Fine Violin made by Arnold Voigt, Markneukirchen c 1890-1900

7/8 Violin CS2 /62 Hopf                                                               


Lowendall / Dresden Paganini 4/4 violin C 1880-1890         Restored in  MV workshop 2012                
CS3 94 Antique Violin, Restored at MV                             

Klingenthal, Saxony, c 1860's


CS3/68 Labelled E R Schmidt, c 1880's Saxony.                                   




CS3 /18A    Made in Mittenwald, Germany  c 1880-1890.

CS1 /77 3/4 Violin,             German, 1880- . Brescian style inlaid back   




CS3 /65KS Conservatory, Lowendall school, German circa 1890            

CS2 /95MH  Decorated German Violin                      

MV2/ 74B                                                                                             

German Violin , One Piece Back, c 1900's

Restored and set- up in MV workshop 

CS5 26A German 4.4 Violin made as copy Storioni                                   

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CS2 /38                                                                                            

  4/4 Violin,  Labelled

Durrschmidt,  Germany, 1931                                      Click Here for Audio Samples

MV5/74G German 4/4 Violin circa 1900's                                                                            


CS5/ 72                                                                                                                                   

1/2 Size Maidstone Violin c 1900

CS6/ 27 4/4 German Violin 1860-80     




CS8/ 19a   Full size Italian violin, handmade by Lawrence Ashford, Cremona, 1982, No 6, Golden Yellow oil varnish, with new bridge and new set of pegs.
Presently known under the name Lorenzo Frassino Guado.            



4/4 Russian Trade Violin ; unlabelled possibly Rigat Rubus, in shaped violin case                                                                                   


MV8/ 78 4/4 Czech made Violin circa 1920's                  



CST5/ 100D  Gold Series Violin, 2012,by Hungarian Maker Akos Balazs, Budapest                                                                 



CS7/ 70a J Full size Czechoslovakian violin, C 1920-1950, labelled 'Schuhe und Strumpfe', one-piece back                                                                                                                                                       


Gold Series Violin D, by Hungarian Maker                                        Akos Balazs, Budapest, 2012                                        

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CS6/47A Czech 4/4 Violin Copy Ruggeri model                                                                 


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CS5/ 08 Violin Hungarian Origin c 1900-1920 , Budapest School                                           

Condition report: Upgrade fitting with Wittner Geared pegs

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Gold Series Violin H, 2012, by Hungarian Maker,                                                            

Akos Balazs,Budapest                                                   

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Gold Series Violin 2007F, by Hungarian Maker, Akos Balazs, Budapest

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CS5/33A RL                                                                                      

Violin handmade by Saulius Urbietis, Lithuania, circa 2003


MV3/7 Hungarian Violin                                                                



Italian Violin by Antonio Lechi, Cremona circa 1923    
MV4/ 28                                                                             


4/4 Violin Modern Making,

 labelled Ditta Primavera Alfredo , Luitaio, Via M Biazzi, 2

26100, Cremona(Italy)  Anno 19/ 90                         Click Here for Audio Samples


CS2 /55 4/4 Antique Violin,                                 

Czech c1920's copy of Rigart Rubus , Unique construction with rounded ribs, and no overhang of front and back plates  



CS6/ 09      1.2 Maidstone Violin c1910                                                                                     

"An excellent 1/2 size sound. very sweet and bright. Responds well." A.L.




MV7/ 14A    3/4 Viola ( 14" length of body) with oblong case

Made in Canada by Bernard Sebatier, 2009                                                                     

 A gem of a viola with very individual and capricious shape. Sweet sound tone. Would suit small person who loves the viola – they’ll love this one even more.  Must be seen and heard. A.L.


MV6 /27 French Viola Mirecourt circa 1900  

Fine condition - set up at MV

A well-balanced sound with even transition from lower to upper register. It has a resonant sweet tone which makes it very satisfying to play. A.L.



CS7/ 72   A French Viola 16 1/4" handmade under the direction of Emile Francais circa 1930-40                                                              


‘Superb response and powerful D & A strings. Well regulated and engaging tone. Must be tried.’ A. L.



CS7/ 80a 15" 3/4 English handmade viola Stanley Hunt, 1986, No 18 Willingham by Stow, Lincolnshire,  with canvas cover and shaped case                                               




CS7/ 42   15 3/4" Viola by George Barton late 18th Century                                                                                                     


"A soft warm sound owing to two gut (upper) strings. This viola possesses hidden depths  and is capable of a wide dynamic sound suitable for Baroque."  A.L.



CS6/ 66 16 1/4 " Handmade Viola by WILLIAM LUFF, London circa 1972        

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'Has a huge mellow sound. Projects well and capable of fine dynamic range suitable for solos and chamber music. ' A.L.

Handmade Viola by


London circa 1972




MV7/ 66c   15" English Viola circa 1850 - 1860       

"This viola offers a full range of expression an rich engaging tone.  Beautiful resonance throughout the instrument." A.L.


CS4/ 93 16 1/8" Viola   Made by Harry Dobbs,  1975                                             

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CS5/ 57                                                                                     

15 1/2 " Viola , French Workshop of  Paul Jombar, 1937

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CS5/ 80 Viola  16 1/2" lob Yita Music modern Chinese                                                   

As new in excellent condition                                                         

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Silver Series Viola 15 1/2" lob by Hungarian Maker Akos Balazs, Budapest                                            rkshop and string upgrade

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CS5/ 58 A fine example of handmade 16 1/8" lob Viola, made by I K Highfield 1985,         


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CS4/ 94    16" Viola French in excellent condition  , c1900  

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Melcas Workshop 16 1/2" Viola                                         

Handmade "Vintage" series

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CS5/ 75  German Viola  15 3/4" lob   c 1880-1890 Schönbach School                                                                                                          

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CS5/ 86   16" Viola by Anthony Nickolds, 1992                              

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Silver Series Viola 2012, 15 3/4"lob, by Hungarian Maker Akos Balazs , Budapest                      

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Westbury "Antique" by Eastman                                             

15 1/2" Viola



CS5/ 54                      

14½" Viola; German Magginni copy, Birdseye Maple Back; c1910-1920



English Viola, 1992, by Steve Gibbons (Newark School)  labelled

"the flying merekle"

16 1/8" / 40.7 cm l.o.b. Clear orange red varnish, set up with Obligato strings.

CS3/88 Modern Handmade English Viola, 16 1/4"/41.3cm l.o.b.      

Made by Martin J Hilsden, Oxford 1988.

A wide breadth model viola , Guarneri copy with oil varnish


CS347 15 3/4 " Viola Chinese by Tien Bao, c2000 with Hiscox canvas case


French Mirecourt Viola, C 1900                                              



CS8/ 15 Full Size Cello French Labelled  MANSUY PARIS c 1880-1900                                                                                                        

Restored at Moseley Violins with Wittner Patented geared pegs,

Wittner Ultra Classic Tailpiece, and Dominant strings with Larsen A

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CS7/ 86A Full size German cello made in the Gotz workshop. Model 603, 1987.  


Handmade Cello by Pop Dumitru from Reghin, Rumania    Sold January 2017    





CS6100A German Cello 1870                                                                                           




CS6/ 83B                                                                                                        

Full size Cello Made by Frank H. Howard , London , 1929

This instrument has a strong characterful tone ,  with amber coloured resin oil varnish used typical of the period of matt appearance.


CST6/ 85c   Handmade cello by Akos Balazs, Hungary, 2012                                                                                             

Clear amber red oil varnish

CS7/ 08 Voigtland Cello 1880-90              


CS7/ 09 Saxon Cello                                                                             


CS6/ 30A                                                                                                  

Full size Gibson cello made in 1942 Kalamazoo USA. A rare  example of limited production of bowed instruments. Neck of solid timbers , laminated with ebony strip down centre. Rosewood fingerboard


CST6/ 85B   Handmade cello by Akos Balazs, 2009 Hungary                                                                                                   

Clear amber orange oil varnish


CS5/ 01                                                                   

Cello handmade by English maker, William Piper, Bromsgrove, Worcs., 2006.

 Excellent condition .

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CS5/ 49  A 4/4 Cello No9 by Gordon Campbell, 1985 Hereford                                                                                                              

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CS5/ 46  A Modern Bass Viola De Gamba                                                   



CS4 /06 ML 4/4 Cello "Antiqued" made in the workshops of Clement & Weise circa 2003 Bubenreuth Germany                                                                  

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CS5 45                                                                                          

Cello by E F Lant, Sevenoaks, No 441, Anno 1976

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CS3/25 4/4 German Cello circa 1890 - 1900                   

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CS5/ 84 4/4 Chinese Eastman VC305 Antique finish Cello c 2006     




Gewa Maestro II Cello                                                Click Here for Audio Samples



CS5/ 56

A full size Mittenwald Germany Cello c 1882 possibly by Alois Rieger,



CS5/ 39

1/2-size handmade German Cello (Mittenwald/Fussen), herringbone purfling, one piece back, restored at Moseley Violins, circa mid 1800's

Exceptional sound from such a small instrument (sounds better than many full size cellos)                                                                                             


CS5/ 28 3/4 German Cello circa 1900  



CS4/ 76 French Cello , labelled  "Barnabetti"  JT Lamy 1890's                                                                                                      



CS4/ 71 TB    7/8" German Cello                                                                 
CS4/ 64 Cello Made in Klingenthal, Germany, 1846  by CH F Merz                


CS3/30 4/4 Cello Modern English Handmade                                    


Luthes Paris PRESTO Advanced handmade cello. Highly figured maple back, Amber varnish                                                                                                                                                                                                 
CS306A Akos Balazs  GOLD SERIES Handmade Cello                


German Cello 1920's
Heritage Cello,  Modern interpretation of the Amati Bros, 1616
Czech 1920's  approx 7/8 size: 70 cm back/66.2 cm string length


Luthes Paris Andante Cello                                                                   







AKOS BALAZS                                                    

Double Bass Gold Series Italian ...

CS5/ 11A                                                                       

Small 3/4 Czechoslovakian Double Bass. 40" string length. Circa. late 1940's/early 1950's, with heavy lined cover.



Luthes Paris Andante CB92 Double Bass                            

Solid Spruce Top/ solid wood Laminated Back & Sides Solid Maple Neck And Scroll Ebony Fingerboard. Set up with in our workshop with New Bridge, Soundpost and Helicore Light Gauge Strings


MV Antique Double Bass,  Restored at MV            
Gewa  NEW O. M. Monnich Double Bass Solid Top/Laminated Back & Sides                                                                      


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