Paul Bowers, following a career in music, studied violin making at the Newark School of Violin Making, graduating with distinction in 1976. Success in major violin making competitions established his reputation as one of Britain's leading contemporary violin makers.
His violin making has continued to develop since those early days, and he produces instruments of great distinction based on over 20 years of practical experience and research. His instruments are now played throughout the world. Each instrument is based on an original design and constructed entirely by hand using traditional workshop techniques.
The example offered here has a two piece back of maple of a medium-broad curl ascending across the back from the joint. The ribs, pegbox and scroll being of a somewhat more pronounced medium curl.
The two piece front of pine of medium grain.
The varnish is a golden orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
- Length of back 354mm
- Width upper bout 164mm
- Width centre bout 113mm
- Width lower bout 203mm
Please note that the condition report lists all repairs that have been historically undertaken. The instrument is, however, offered in a fully restored condition and has been fully and professionally setup in our workshops. Any repairs have either been conducted by ourselves or fully inspected and the quality of the repair verified by our workshop. No further repairs are required. Details listed in this condition report are for information purposes only.
Excellent original condition
A written valuation for insurance purposes for insurance purposes of £6,600 is included with this instrument