William Castle -
© William Castle 2013
8 Welsh End, Whixall,Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 2NU
Prices and Availability
I try to keep a violin and at at least one size of viola available for players to try, but in practise the availability of instruments can vary from half a dozen to only one [or occasionally none at all.]
Have a look at my Facebook page to see what I am working on at the moment, or contact me to find out my future plans. I am happy to give first refusal on an instrument I have not yet made.
I also occasionally offer instruments on a hire/purchase basis for students and young professionals. For more information click here.
My current prices are:
£8,500 to £9,000 for a violin
£9,000 to £9,500 for a viola
£16,000 to £18,000 for a cello.
Instruments currently available for sale -
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For more information about any of these instruments,or if you would like to try one, please click here.
This violin is very powerful , with a broad sound, but still focused.
Cello based on Matteo Gofriller, Venice
This full size cello has has a rich growl to the lower strings and clarity and width at the top.
Violin based on Guarneri del Gesu
Viola, based on Andrea Guarneri 16 1/8 “
Violin based on Pietro Guarneri, Venice
One of my most common models, there is great character in the core of the sound of this violin, depth at the lower end and clarity at the top.
The biggest viola I make, though still medium sized at 16 1/8”. With a small scroll and a reasonable length neck this is a very playable viola, but with the advantages of a body of this size.
Viola, 15 1/2” style of Pietro Guarneri, Venice
A small viola with a rich viola sound, and a beautiful back made of slab cut ‘bubble