New Instruments by James Rawes


We stock a full range of instruments which would suit all levels of instrumentallist from beginner through to professional. Good value instruments from China and Germany are included and second hand and antique instruments are also available. See our instrument pages for further details.

Serious professionals may consider the option of a personally commissioned instrument. Contact us and we can discuss your requirements.

Below are two of the violins that James has made during the past year and as can be seen he produces beautifully crafted instruments that are both attractive visually and demonstrate wonderful tone qualities.
Visit his showroom and workshop to try an instrument out for yourself.



Here is one of the many processes involved in making a violin. Having selected the wood from often as far afield as Germany with great care and skill he is preparing the rough shape of the bowed body of the instrument by gougeing by hand from a flat sawn piece of wood.