Violin by Paul Bowers, Edinburgh, 2012

This violin has now sold.

Violin by Paul Bowers, Edinburgh, 2012

About Paul Bowers

Paul Bowers is an extremely well-respected violin maker now based in Oban, Argyll. A graduate of the prestigious Newark School of Violin Making, Paul went on to win awards in major violin making competitions and to establish a reputation as one of Britain´s foremost contemporary makers.

Paul´s instruments are much sought-after by musicians for their tonal characteristics and his very fine workmanship: we are delighted to one of his violins available for sale.

About the violin

This violin was made in 2012 and is modelled after the instruments of the early Brescian maker Gasparo `da Salò´. The influence of this model can be seen most especially in the round, full arching and the beautifully-executed f holes. I always find that da Salò scrolls have an especially organic, fern-like appearance: this characteristic has been captured very well in this violin.

The violin has a two piece maple back of medium flame which descends gently from the centre joint. The front is two pieces of book-matched, medium-width spruce. The varnish is reddish-orange in colour, laid over a lighter ground.

The length of back is 353 mm.

How does it sound?

The violin a broad, warm sound: a testament to Paul´s ability to capture the essence of the da Salò model. It projects very well and feels comfortable to play, particularly as it takes a great deal of vigour before the limits of the sound can be found. A powerhouse of a small violin!


The violin is in excellent original condition.

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