Wessex violin no. 5 NOW IN STOCK TO TRY
The renaissance of an English tradition! The Wessex is a new violin made in the UK from the finest European materials and hand crafted to an exquisite & exceptional level of finish. Each instrument is accompanied by a certificate of provenance & individually labelled by issue date and edition.
This instrument is intended to offer young musicians going to univresity or conservatoire or professional players looking for a second instruments, the opportunity to own a handmade modern interpretation of the English school of violin making.
A Workshop made instrument with hand applied oil varnish. The V Series is made in the workshops of the Wessex Violin Co, in the West of England.
The instrument is made on a generic Stradivari pattern. Each instrument is individually labelled and is accompanied by a hand written Certificate of Authenticy which bears photographs of the instrument.
The Body: The back is made in two pieces of irregular figured or lightly figured Balkan maple, the ribs and scroll are in similar wood; the table in two pieces of Bavarian spruce of narrow or medium-narrow grain.
The Varnish: Hand applied oil varnish of a rich reddish chestnut brown colour or an amber brown colour over a gold ground and often with some slight shading.
The Fittings: Quality Ebony or Rosewood fittings in a French or English pattern. Despiau B Grade bridge fitted as standard.
Typical Measurements: Length of Back: 356mm Upper Bouts: 167mm Middle Bout: 117mm Lower Bout: 207mm