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Pricing* and Availability

In the past few years the Early Music Scene has grown in popularity with recent exposure resulting in schools  and universities offering viola da gamba as one of the instruments that they teach.  This growing curiosity is bringing a number of new players to the market resulting in a demand for high quality affordable instruments.  To help these new players into the field I've decided to offer student level instruments.  They are made from select quality tonewood, but lack the bells and whistles** of my professional line.

My professional line of instruments are designed to be suitable from the serious amateur to the touring professional.  If you've been playing for a few years and require an instrument with more nuance then this is the line for you.  It offers more options from which the player can choose (choice of materials, body style, and decoration), resulting in an instrument that could be a copy of an existing historical example or a personalized one-off creation.  Whenever possible I find that it is best to work closely with the player in order to fully understand their need.  
Instrument

Paradessu de Viole    
Treble
Alto
Tenor 
Bass
French 7-string 
Violone

Guitar
Violin
Cello

Bows

Optional extra's: 
    Carved Head
    Relief carving on pegbox
    Relief carving on neck heel
    Relief carving on back
    Double Purfling on top/back
    Soundhole Purfling
    Purfling Motifs on top/back/ribs
    Inlayed fingerboard/tailpiece
    inlayed parchment rose

Professional

$4,000
$5,000
$5,000
$6,000
$7,000
$8,000
$10,000+

$4,000
$8,000
$10,000+

Depends on availability


$500+
$300
$100
$100+ (depending on instrument size)
$100
$75
$100
$150+
$100
Student

$3,000
$3,000
$4,000
$4,000
$5,000
$6,000
N/A

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