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Palmer Violin Shop
handmade violins

Instruments for Advanced Musicians

Rayomond Palmer Workshop Instruments

Violins, Violas & Cellos

These instruments are a good bridge between the commercially made student instruments and my hand-made instruments. They are hand-made, and shipped to me unfinished. I finish the plate thicknessing, fit the bass bar, glue the fingerboard in place to ensure proper alignment, and finish the instrument with the same oil-based varnish that I use on my hand-made instruments.

Violin Sizes

3/4

4/4

Viola Sizes

15 1/2"

16"

16 1/2"

Cello Sizes

3/4

4/4

(The instruments pictured here have already sold. Please visit our gallery to see recent work, and instruments available for sale.)

Raymond Palmer Workshop Violas

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Handmade Instruments by Raymond Palmer

Violas & Violins

Raymond Palmer handmade violins and violas are in the hands of a number of symphony musicians, college professors, and highly skilled college students.

Violins are generally made on a Guirneri del Gesu pattern, and violas are generally made on a Brescian design.

Please check our gallery to browse our most recent instruments, and to see some of our past work.  (The instrument pictured has already sold.)

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Restored European Instruments

restored violinThe appeal of an older instrument is undeniable.  Players are drawn to an instrument that looks like it has an interesting story to tell.  Unfortunately, many older instruments have fallen into disrepair and are not able to perform to their full potential. 

We carefully bring these instruments back to their original vitality through careful restoration.  The integrity of the body and varnish is maintained and long-term problems with the instrument are corrected. 

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These instruments are from French, German, and Italian luthiers and workshops and range in date from the early 1800's to the mid 1900's.  As these instruments are unique, our selection changes from month to month as instruments are sold and fresh ones come off the bench. 

Please check our gallery to browse our most recent instruments, and to see some of our past work.  (The instrument pictured has already sold.)

Handmade Violins and Violas for Sale

Visit our gallery of handmade violins and violas to see our latest instruments, and instruments available for sale.

Handmade Violins

 


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