This violin, by the English maker John Wilkinson, is something I keep coming back to because I love playing it. It doesn’t have a particularly conventional sound and I find it all the more beautiful and interesting for it. The sound has elements that remind me of Modern Italian instruments, but with that power goes a gorgeous sweetness. If you want to sound like every other violinist, avoid this violin! But if you want a different and engaging option, come and try this Wilkinson.