The Wessex Violin V

The Wessex Violin Company. English Instruments

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Wessex Model V Violin VI125/26/30

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 V

The Wessex ’V’ is a handmade modern interpretation of the English school of violin making. 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.

Model V Violin: Featuring quality ebony or rosewood fittings in French or English pattern. Despiau ‘two tree’ bridge fitted as standard. Varnish typically of a golden-amber colour.

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The Body: The back 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.

Typical measurements: LOB 356mm, UB 167mm, MB 117mm & LB 208mm.

Wessex V Violin Front
Wessex V Violin 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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Model V Violin Front
Model V Violin Back
Model V Violin Scroll
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