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.
A model I don’t make very often, this violin has a broad powerful sound, particularly at the bottom.
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.
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