Baroque violin by Ralph Plumb, Newcastle, 1990

Baroque violin by Ralph Plumb, Newcastle, 1990

About Ralph Plumb

Ralph Plumb is a contemporary English violin maker based in the North of England. He graduated from the Welsh School of Violin Making in 1991 and has built a successful career as a maker of modern, transitional and Baroque violins. His instruments are very popular with professional musicians due to their excellent tonal characteristics.

About this violin

The violin was made in England in 1990 and is modelled after the instruments of the great Cremonese maker Nicolò Amati.

The violin has a two piece back of medium-flame maple with ribs of similar wood. The maple scroll is more plain. The front is two pieces of straight-grained spruce with pronounced winter growth.

The violin has a length of back of 353 mm.

How does it sound?

This violin speaks easily and has an open, cheerful character. It is even across the range and allows its player to find different tonal colours with ease.


The violin is in excellent original condition.

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