Fine instruments made to order

Benefits of a bespoke fine instrument

Character: a fine violin, viola or violoncello possess individuality and character. A custom made instruments reflects your personal musical project.

Exceptional sound: a fine instrument will sound well from the start, but it will still improve as it adapts to your way of playing.

Comfort: A  bespoke instrument is made for your personal comfort and style.
Reliability: high quality materials and fine varnish make for a durable instrument lasting a lifetime and more.

New vs old.

In my experience, fine new instruments often sound much better than most ancient instruments. They are in fact more reliable and less maintenance-intensive, which makes an original custom-made instrument a good choice.

Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with your instrument on delivery, I shall return your deposit or make you another instrument.

Service

A newly built instrument must be checked after one year of playing. This leaves enough time for the instrument to get played in. I will check the performance of your instrument, if necessary make a new bridge and/or sound post, and check the fingerboard projection.
This is a service offered free of charge for instruments made by me.

Deposit

A customer’s order is to be confirmed by a deposit. The deposit for a violin is € 5.000, for a viola, € 6.000, for a violoncello da spalla, € 6.500,  for a violoncello, € 8.000.

Price List - exclusive of VAT (also on individual instrument page)

Violins

€ 11.000

First choice materials; beautiful monochrome varnish in contemporary style; standard accessories. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

€ 16.529

Superior quality materials; refined detail; undercoat and varnish in varied shades; accessories of superior quality. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

€ 22.629

Highest quality of materials; elaborate detail; undercoat and varnish in varied shades; accessories of superior quality; stylised neck graft with ebony crown and peg bushings. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

Violas

€ 12.000

First choice materials; beautiful monochrome varnish in contemporary style; standard accessories. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

€ 17.589

Superior quality materials; refined detail; undercoat and varnish in varied shades; accessories of superior quality. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

Є 23.799

Highest quality of materials; elaborate detail; undercoat and varnish in varied shades; accessories of superior quality; stylised neck graft with a crown and peg-hole bushings. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

Violoncellos da spalla

€ 13.000

Materials of first choice, beautiful monotone varnish in the modern style, standard fittings and the final tonal adjustment an agreed playing-in period.

€ 20.110

It includes materials of superior quality, rich in detail, colourful ground and varnish coat, superior quality fittings and final tonal adjustment an agreed playing-in period.

€ 25.970

Materials of superior quality, rich detail, colourful ground coat and varnish, accessories of superior quality, stylised neck graft with an ebony crown and peg-hole bushings, final tonal adjustment an agreed playing-in period.

Violoncellos

€ 20.000

First choice materials; beautiful monochrome varnish in contemporary style; standard accessories. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

€ 30.500

Superior quality materials; refined detail; undercoat and varnish in varied shades; accessories of superior quality. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

€ 36.500

Highest quality of materials; elaborate detail; undercoat and varnish in varied shades; accessories of superior quality; stylised neck graft with a crown and peg-hole bushings. Final tonal adjustment after an agreed playing-in period.

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