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John Cockburn

Handmade violins & violas.

My violins and violas are entirely hand crafted by me in my workshop in Sheffield, using traditional methods and materials. Current models include middle-period Guarneri del Gesu and golden period Stradivari for violin, and G B Guadagnini and Brothers Amati for viola. Best quality seasoned tonewoods, including Eastern European maple and Italian Alpine spruce are used, together with fine handmade European fittings. Instruments are finished using an oil varnish made by myself according to a 16th Century Italian recipe, coloured with historically authentic pigments. All instruments are supplied subject to a no-obligation 14 day approval period, include free maintenance and adjustment for the first 12 months, and come with a lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please click on the links below for instrument photos.

Contact Information

Address: 20 Hallam Grange Crescent
S10 4BA
Telephone: +44 (0)114 230 9577
Email: john@jc-violins.com
Website: http://www.jc-violins.com/