The Wessex Viola XV

The Wessex Violin Company. English Instruments

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Wessex Model XV Viola AI110/15

The Renaissance of a Tradition

Each instrument is individually labelled and is accompanied by a hand written Certificate of Authenticity, bearing photographs of the instrument.

The Wessex Violin Company Model XV Viola

The Wessex ’XV’ is a handmade modern interpretation of the English school. The instruments are made to the highest standards using Balkan maple and Bavarian spruce and are finished with a traditional chestnut-brown oil based varnish that recreates the look of English makers Kennedy and Hill.

These instruments are made from selected materials and have a robust sound. Featuring quality rosewood fittings in the English pattern. Despiau ‘two tree’ bridge fitted as standard.

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The Body: Back in two pieces of figured Balkan maple with ribs and scroll in a similar wood. The table in two pieces of Bavarian spruce of narrow/medium-narrow grain. Varnish typically of a rich chestnut brown on a gold ground.

Typical Measurements: 15.5” LOB 395mm, UB 190mm, MB 132mm & LB 231mm. 16” LOB 406mm, 195, 136mm & 238mm.

Wessex XV Viola Front
Wessex XV Viola Back & Scroll

Made in England

The first commercially made English violin since 1939. Violin making in England has a strong heritage with celebrated makers such as William Forster, Thomas Kennedy, Benjamin Banks, the Hills, John Lott et al. produced fine instruments, especially cellos.

In the modern era Britain has some of the finest makers living, whose work is regularly sought after by soloists and professionals alike.

The Renaissance of a Tradition

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Certificate of Authenticity Wessex Violins
Certificate of Authenticity issued with every instrument
Handwritten provenance with bespoke images

A Trading Name of

The Sound Post Limited, Jocelyn House, 2d Newopaul Way, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8RY, United Kingdom