A Maker & Restorer of Fine Violins, Violas & Cellos

Traditional Making of New Violins, Violas & Cellos

I am a maker of fine Violins, Violas and Cellos. My new instruments are handmade from attractive seasoned timber in my Bristol based workshop.  I make them for professional musicians, students wanting to progress further into a musical career and keen amateurs.

My influences are taken from the great historic Italian violin making families and individuals such as Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri and Rogeri. 

I welcome customers wishing to commission a violin, viola or cello and we can discuss your requirements should I not have something suitable in stock.

Contact Us

Other Workshop Services

Bow rehairing,repairs and sales.

Repairs and restoration of violins, violas and cellos.

Set ups and tonal adjustments for all violin family.

Sales of new beginner - advanced violins, violas and cellos.

Insurance estimates.

Find Us

5 Minutes from Temple Meads Railway.

Easily accessed from Bath, 2 miles from the Park & Ride entering Bristol on the A4

Located along bus routes 1, X39 from Bath and the 339
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Customer Testimonials
New handmade violin styled on Del Gesu 

"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, moulding to my every musical thought."

Theo May, Wiltshire

New handmade viola modelled on Andrea Guarneri 1676

"Our son Roc liked Edward's viola from the very instant he played the first note. He was very captivated by its sonority and profound sound."

Josep Maria Fargas, Spain
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