Category Archives: String Instruments for Sale

Andrzej Swietlinski Violin

Andrzej Swietlinski was born into the violin-making town of Nowy Targ, Poland. Andrzej apprenticed with master violinmaker Jan Bobak. He later started a workshop with notable violinmakers Andrzej Glodek and Jan Szlachtowski. Swietlinki focuses his making on violins and violas. His instruments are perfect for the advancing student who needs more focus and projection in their sound. Andrzej Swietlinski is a fine luthier and makes with only the finest material. His Euro Workshop Instruments make for a great addition to our inventory to provide players with a quality instrument at a reasonable price point. Contact us today to take on of his instruments for a test trial!

 

17″ McDevitt Amati Viola

It is only fitting that I build my largest viola now since I recently finished my smallest viola build. This viola measures 17” and is based off of the massive 18” Brothers Amati viola from 1592. High arching and a tall rib structure should make for an interesting large sounding viola. I had to scale the original viola down over an inch to meet my 17” viola requirement for this build. Stay tuned to see the finished product! This McDevitt viola will be off to its new home in Florida shortly to be played in the Sarasota Orchestra.

Cracovia Workshop Violas

We have a wide selection of violas for trial at Fegley Instruments and Bows. The latest feature is the Cracovia Workshop violas. These are great instruments for a reasonable rate. This Cracovia workshop viola is available at a discounted rate of $2,500. They are made in a modern workshop in Poland. This particular viola feature is a 17” and was built in 2004, it is difficult to find nice bigger violas lately and I am happy to have a few of these Cracovia Workshop instruments available for trial. Schedule an appointment today to try our selection of violas under $3,000. Call the shop today!

We have a few selections of the Cracovia Workshop violas in different sizes; this particular Cracovia Workshop viola is a 16” and was made in 2003.

Paul Lorange Violin 1934

This is a full sized Paul Lorange violin made in Marseille in 1934. It shows fine workmanship and is made on a classical model. It bears his red varnish, which varies in shades from model to model and is typical of the maker. He worked in Marseilles with Diter and continued his craft on his on there from 1933 on. He was the son of Paul Lorange. It has a very clear, strong sound making it great for players. It has a great one piece back.

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Calin Wultur #6 Cello

4/4 Calin Wultur Motagnana Cello
Serial Number 108942
Model # 294A
Made in Reghin, Romania in 2013
$5,500

The Calin Wultur workshop was established over 20 years ago and they now have a team of over 35 violin craftsmen who collaborate to make classical instruments for the average player. All materials are of Romanian-Carpathian origin, carefully selected by the staff of the Cailin Wultur workshop. This Calin Wultur cello is a Montagnana model, shorter then a typical Stradivari model cello and slightly broader it makes it very easy to play. Similar Calin Wultur cellos sell for over $6,000.

Messiah Violin Continued

As I work on this current violin build I will continue to give updates on my progress! Or at least I will try to force myself to sit down and write a blog every week or two…

This build has been quite challenging, it is hard to match perfection that was built so long ago. This instrument is just a few months shy of being 300 years old! So take that into consideration when seeing pictures of the original!

Attached are photos of the f-holes being carved, I always have an extra sharp knife when planning my attack on the f-holes. Stradivarius f-holes are extremely precisely cut and lay on the instrument beautifully. I draw on one f-hole at a time letting them lay just right before finalizing both f-holes to make sure that they are straight and I have all of my proper measurements according to the original.

I always carve about 95% and make myself walk away from the work. This allows me to return with a fresh set of eyes, seeing things that I would have never saw if I continued to stare at the f-holes trying to finish in one sitting… Enjoy!

1743 Guadagnini Cello

As I continue with the 7/8 Guadagnini cello, I like to update my clients about the progress that has been made. I am very interested to see how this small Guadagnini cello model will throw the sound. I am use to making Stradivarius model cellos so it should be an interesting experiment to say the very least. Since the last blog about the 7/8th Guadagnini cello I have been moving right along.

I plan to update the blog with one final post after I varnish the cello and set it up!

I have to be honest when I say that this Guadagnini cello build has been quite different from what I am use to. I normally focus my handmade cellos on Stradivarius models. Stradivarius instruments were made with a precision that left his instruments quite remarkable and refined. Guadagnini instruments dance on the boarder of a rough build, making his instruments with haste, leaving behind many signs of tool marks, heavy outlines and edges.

Most musicians aren’t familiar with the Guadagnini name, they mostly hear of the Stradivarius and Guarneri instruments. But as players become more educated, the Guadagnini name has grown tremendously in collectability and with players around the world!

Fegley’s Violin Shop

Over the years I have slowly started to organize the workshop at Fegley Violin Shop. I will admit it wasn’t one of my easier tasks, but it was however extremely rewarding.

I can imagine Jim looking down and saying, “Where is all of my stuff! I had everything exactly where I wanted it!” But I know he would be proud of how far I have come and where I want to take it in the future.

I still have quite a bit of work to do to get the shop exactly where I want it, but I can say that I put a huge dent in the organizing aspect and I look forward to tackling more projects as the years go by.

Most people don’t realize that I never had the opportunity to meet Jim Fegley, when he passed away I was only in the 8th grade! And needless to say back then I didn’t even know there was a life outside of a Jr. High classroom!

I wish we could have spent some time together, I am sure we would have shared many laughs and violin making stories! I look forward to carrying on his Legacy well into the future and passing along the Fegley name.

Wladek Stopka Violin- 1991

I know, I know… lately all I have been writing about are modern instrument makers, but I can’t help myself. Being a modern maker myself I cannot help but admire newer instruments. This Stopka violin is no exception, made in 1991 it is a great violin for the value and very hard to compete with.

I have seen Stopka violins sell for over $10,000! And even at that price I believe that they are a bargain. Stopka is well known for his tone and has won many awards.

Wladek Stopka specializes in Stradivari copies, don’t we all copy Stradivari and follow in the masters footsteps! This Stopka violin is very fairly priced at $6,500 and I do not see it lasting very long!
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