BRITISH VIOLIN ARCHIVE

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

 

CS7/75  Handmade violin by Derek Roberts, 1992 (with second hand brown canvas covered case)                                                             
 
Well executed modern making with deep red brown oil varnish, meticulous workmanship and excellent tone

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‘A sweet compact tone with good projection. A good instrument for any player wanting to develop a more confident sound.’ AL

 

 

CS6/ 52 Violin By John Reed and James Beatley, Dublin, 2008, (with second hand black canvas oblong case)                                                    price upon enquiry

 

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"A good looking and beautifully hand-made violin , combining power, brilliance and quality Soloist choice" A. L.

 

 

CS7/ 57A  Handmade violin by Caroline Cros, London circa 2000 (with second hand black rectangular case)                                                                            

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"The tone of this instrument is crystal clear and resonant with a wide range of tonal colours; a soloist sound. A.L

 

 

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

 Labelled

"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     

 

CS2/47                                                                                                                               

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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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.    

 

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                   

CS2/47                                                        

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