AS01/ 33 Circa 1987. Handmade in Wales 4/ 4 violin. By Timothy J Spencer. Sound sample.


AGENCY SALE of AS01/ 33 Welsh Handmade, 4/4 violin. Circa 1987, 4/4 violin. Labelled: ‘Timothy J Spencer, Abertridwr, Spring 1987’ with signature.  Instrument only. With Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings.

Professional player comment: ‘Bright tone with good projection.’


Two-piece maple back with medium flame. Spruce front with even grain. Ebony fingerboard, chin rest and tailpiece and rosewood pegs. Mid-orange brown oil varnish. Length of back; 35.3 cm String length 32.7 cm.  Stop length 19.6 cm.

Timothy J Spencer originally studied at ‘The Welsh School of Violin Making’ near Cardiff. He made a number of instruments in Wales before moving to Hong Kong to become a respected maker and repairer.  He is co-founder of Hong Kong Strings Ltd in 1999 where he still works.

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