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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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.

belly of Guarneri del Gesu model violin back of Guarneri del Gesu model violin scroll of Guarneri del Gesu model violin

This violin is very powerful ,  with a broad sound, but still focused.

Cello based on Matteo Gofriller, Venice

front of Gofriller model cello front of Gofriller model cello back of Gofriller model cello Gofriller model cello scroll

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

back of a Guarneri model viola front of A Guarneri model viola scroll, side view, A Guarneri model

Viola, based on Andrea Guarneri 16 1/8 “

Violin based on  Pietro Guarneri, Venice

scroll, back view, A guarneri model viola

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.

back of P Guarneri model violin front of P Guarneri model violin

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 wood’- maple which looks just like bubbles!

front of P Guarneri model viola back of P Guarneri model viola scroll of P Guarneri model viola scroll of P Guarneri model violin