FX Tourte Violin Bow, Paris circa 1800

FX Tourte Violin Bow, Paris circa 1800

FX Tourte is without question the greatest name in the history of bow-making. Here we have a superb example from around 1800, original in all parts and in excellent condition. It’s a tremendous player worthy of a leading soloist.
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Ernst Heinrich Roth Violin, Bubenreuth 1965

Ernst Heinrich Roth Violin, Bubenreuth 1965

This is a good EH Roth from the 1960s with an exceptional sound. It’s a very attractive violin in top condition, and it’s the ultimate proof that great violins don’t have to be either old or Italian or eye-wateringly expensive.
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Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1982

Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1982

This is a lovely late example of the work of Vladimir Pilar, one of the best Czech modern makers and in my view one of the all-time greats – it’s in mint condition and the sound is outstanding.
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Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1967

Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1967

Vladimir Pilar belonged to one of the great Czech violin-making dynasties – members of this family are still active today. This is a very fine example of his best work – it’s in near mint condition and it has a tremendous solistic sound.
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Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean Jacques Millant is perhaps the most innovative and brilliant of 20th century French makers. This futuristic bow represents a high point in his craft – it’s a remarkable player and the condition is as new.
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Luigi Salsedo Violin, 1928

Luigi Salsedo Violin, 1928

“Luigi Salsedo” instruments are well known in the UK, and have always been well regarded for their excellent tonal properties. This is a typical example in excellent condition, with a rich and powerful sound.
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Angelo Soliani Violin, Modena circa 1800

Angelo Soliani Violin, Modena circa 1800

Angelo Soliani violins are quite rare, and they are highly prized for their quality of tone. He seems to have been heavily influenced by Guadagnini, and the arching and varnish are very similar. This example is far from pristine, but it’s a great sounding instrument in good restored condition.
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