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Out of all the string family, the sizes of the violin have stayed the most similar since the C16. In practice, small changes make large differences with violins which is why there are so many subtleties. Whether you’re looking for an instrument that’s dark, sweet, with lots of clarity or warmth designs can be customised to your preferences.


How a violin projects, it’s volume, its tonal qualities and the feel under the player’s hands are all key having an instrument that truly plays as you deserve.


For each instrument, the wood is carefully chosen not only for its tonal and physical qualities but also for its compatibility with the style of the model and desired sound.


Every instrument has its own personality and style which develops throughout the building process.

I enjoy recreating the textures and beauty of old instruments. To this end, I make and develop my own varnish. I employ a variety of techniques designed to produce the richness, transparency and depth of colour I aim to achieve with each instrument, whether made antique style or new.

I am fortunate to have an extensive plaster cast collection taken from original masterpieces. Along with my designing methods, these guide me in shaping the tone and stylistic characteristics of my instruments.

Ensure that your instrument stays in its best condition, I am on hand to make sure you only have to focus on your performance.


Custom designed instruments can be made for you to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for

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