Violin by Rory Boardman, Donaghadee, 2018

Violin by Rory Boardman, Donaghadee, 2018

About Rory Boardman

Based in County Down, Northern Ireland, Rory is a brilliant new maker. He learnt violin making with his father, Peter Boardman, one of Ireland´s most respected makers.

Rory´s background as an engineer lends his making precision and great conceptual strength, whilst his training as a violinist ensures that his instruments never leave the bench until they´re playing their best!

About the violin

This violin was made in 2018 and is the first complete instrument made by Rory. It is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari. The influence of Thomas Perry, Ireland´s most famous violin maker, can be seen in the modelling of the upper corners.

The violin has a two piece back of medium-flame maple which descends gently from the centre joint. The front is two pieces of straight-grained spruce. The varnish is orange-brown in colour, laid over a lighter ground. The violin has a length of back of 357 mm and is not antiqued.

How does it sound?

For a first violin, this is a spectacular instrument! This violin has an interesting nuttiness to the tone. The lower strings are relatively rich, and ring nicely. The upper strings have a satisfying sweetness and respond easily to nuanced playing.


The violin is in original mint condition.

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