CSM01/ 03B NEW English, handmade 4/4 violin by Anthony Perry. Sound sample.


AGENCY SALE of CSM01/ 03B  NEW English Handmade 4/4 violin. Labelled: ‘Anthony Perry, Maker, Wolverhampton, 2015. With Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold strings.

Professional player comment: ‘Excellent professional instrument. Very responsive to the touch with even bright resonant tone.’


One-piece slab-cut back of medium flame. Spruce front with fine even grain. Ebony fingerboard, tailpiece, and chinrest, with rosewood pegs. Mid-amber-orange oil brush applied varnish. Length of back; 35.4 cm String length 32.8 cm.  Stop length 19.6 cm

Based on Guarneri del Gesu’s  ‘Henry Holst’, 1742 violin. Fitted with carbon fibre soundpost, made by the maker.

Henry Holst (1899-1991) was a Danish violinist.  From the 1930s to the mid-1950s he was based in England, as a soloist and teacher. He held professorships at the Royal Manchester College of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. From 1946, he owned a violin made by Joseph Guarneri made 1742 , in Cremona, Italy.

English maker Anthony Perry has made over 80 violins and violas in a career spanning more than 40 years.  He specializes in making full-size, but slightly smaller-proportioned, instruments (in terms of body and/or stop come to Moseley Violins.

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