William Castle - Violin Maker

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William Castle

8 Welsh End, Whixall,Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 2NU

tel - 01948 880608

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As an instrument maker, I know that musicians are looking for particular qualities in an instrument. Beyond the fundamental attributes which show that an instrument works properly and is comfortable to play, the instrument needs to allow a musician to express and develop the type of sound they want to make. Part of  an instrument’s sound is dependent on technical aspects such as the set up, choice of wood etc., but of much greater importance is the type of sound each instrument maker produces in their instruments.

Click on the links to find out more about my approach to violin making, about the instruments I make [including smaller violas and cellos], and pictures of recently finished instruments.

For pictures of work in progress, see my Blog or go to my Facebook page.

Violin scroll modelled on Pietro Guarneri of Venice


Violin maker William Castle carving a violin scroll Andrea Guarneri style viola scroll made by luthier William Castle