stringed Instruments £10,000 - £20,000
Some of the very finest instruments on offer here at Stamford Strings. Contact us for more details or to book a trial or pop into our Stamford Shop to view.
catalogue of instruments available
peter smith viola 2018
Peter Smith, Viola 2018. Rarely available, and a stunning example of the results of decades of experimentation and research by this brilliant British Maker. Antiqued and featuring intricate inlay characteristic of Peter's work, based on the Andrea Guarneri Conté Vitale model, with the Maker's own adaptations to improve playability and sound.
TONY PADDAY CELLO
Tony Padday Cello 1990. Based on an Andrea Guarneri model. In immaculate condition with a new set up including Spiricore and Larsen Magnacore Strings. Slightly smaller size body with full size set up (680mm string length). Very comfortable to play. Gorgeous full bodied sound that you would expect from this master maker.
THEO PARMAKIS, STRAD MODEL CELLO
Theo Parmakis Stradivarius Model Cello. Stunning appearance and big powerful. sonorous sound. Hugely playable. Based on the Gore Booth or 'B Form' Stradivarius Cello. 690mm string length.
Andrew Woods Cello
Andrew Woods, Cello. Made to Andrew's own design, this is a full size cello with a slim waist and beautiful spirit varnish finish. Set up with a combination of Spiricore and Larsen Magnacore strings, this cello has a mature and rich sound that will delight any professional or serious amateur.
Julius Heinnecke Cello
Julius Heinnecke Cello - 2018. Based on a model by David Tecchler who is especially known for his beautiful cellos. The ribs and back are made from birds' eye maple and the instrument is slightly antiqued. The strings are Larsen Magnacore.
Nigel Melfi Violin 2018
Nigel Melfi, Violin 2018. Exquisitely finished and with immaculate varnish, this violin is an Amati model and was made for Cremona 2018, and was praised for its playability. Indeed, with a highly refined set up it plays like a dream and has looks to match.
helen michetsläger violin 1993
Helen Michetslager Violin 1993. One of Britain's foremost modern makers, Helen's work is much in demand and she works to commission. This rarely available instrument has a rich red spirit varnish and is based on a Strad model.
helen michetsläger 1991
Helen Michetslager, Violin 1991. One of Britain's foremost modern makers, Helen's work is much in demand and she works to commission. This rarely available instrument has a light golden spirit varnish and is based on a Guarneri model.
Mathieu Fourrier, Violin 2015. Based on Stradivarius' Huberman, played by Joshua Bell. Stunning varnish, antiqued to match the original. Set up with Evah Pirazzi Strings. Having been through various seasons, this violin has opened up and developed it's mature voice. Mathieu has worked with Philip Ihle, amongst other significant makers.