1739 Pryor Violin

1739 Pryor Violin Arguably our best sounding violin available at the moment is a charming violin made in 1739 by William Pryor. The violin has dynamic range, is powerful but always retains a sweetness of tone no matter how hard it is pushed. This...

1850s John Devereux Violin

1850s John Devereux Violin Over the summer we had the privilege of restoring and then transporting to Brisbane a very special violin made by John Devereux, the forefather of Australian violin-making. This is very rare ‘English...

Instrument Alignment

The Importance of Instrument Alignment I became interested in alignment when I had a violin which was always in tune no matter how badly I played it. It was made by Warren Bailey who used to work with me and he is the most accurate maker...

Felix Foucher

Felix Foucher

English Violin Maker Felix Foucher After 30 years running a violin workshop it is still with a sense of eager anticipation that greets each “attic” violin that comes my way. But back in 1992 when I heard a tap on my workshop door I had no idea of...