Violin by Ian Ross, Pitlochry, 2001

Violin by Ian Ross, Pitlochry, 2001

About Joseph Ian Ross

Ian Ross was an incredibly gifted maker based in Pitlochry, Scotland. We were proud to have known Ian: he was a hugely individual and charming man, endlessly talented, and incredibly generous to generations of players. He passed away at the end of February 2023 and we were very grateful to be given the chance by his family to buy the collection of his instruments. These instruments are now being finished in our workshop and added to our catalogue of his work.

Ian´s workshop was a treasure trove of instruments, all stunningly well observed and beautifully made. He had an amazing eye for different models and always has several different models on the go at once. Ian´s instruments are popular with traditional and classical players alike for their very human, expressive qualities.

About the violin

This violin was made in Pitlochry in 2001 and is modelled after the instruments of the Cremonese maker Carlo Bergonzi.

The violin has a two piece back of quarter-sawn maple, the flame descending slightly from the centre joint. The ribs and scroll are of plainer maple and the front is two pieces of straight-grained spruce.

The violin has a length of back of 352mm.

How does it sound?

This violin has a vintage, singing tone which works wonderfully for lyrical pieces. It is quick to respond and has a relatively pure, clear sound.


The violin is in original mint condition.

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