I am a maker of fine Violins, Violas and Cellos. All of my instruments are totally handmade from attractive, seasoned timber. My instruments are made for professional musicians, students wanting to progress further into a musical career and keen amateurs.
I really enjoy change and variety so I tend to make a couple of violins influenced by a famous historic maker before moving onto another. In this respect commissioning a violin, viola or cello is very welcome. If you have seen or played something of a particular style and enjoyed it, I would be happy to discuss making a copy of that instrument for you.
Please call Edward Gaut Violins on 01173 079785 for assistance in choosing your next instrument.
Del Gesu Violin model
‘Edward`s Del Gesu model is the perfect violin for me! It has an incredible range of sound colours, great depth, resonance and response. It is also incredibly flexible, molding to my every musical thought.’ Theo May
Andrea Guarneri Viola model
Our son Roc liked your viola from the very instant he played the first note.
He was very captivated by its sonority and profound sound. Josep Maria Fargas
To date I have made various instruments modeled on famous Stradivarius instruments, Del Gesu, G.B. Rogeri, Andrea Guarneri, Brothers Amati, Pietro Rogeri, Lambert and Fendt. Some of these can be viewed in the archive.
Although I love to dedicate as much of my time towards making new instruments I also carry out other services which include;
Repairs and restoration for all the violin family,
Set ups and sound adjustments,
Bow rehairing and maintenance,
Instruments bought, sold and part exchanged,
Sales of antique instruments.