The Fine Art of the Violin Maker


The Fine Art of the Violin Maker Leroy Douglas Violins for the Professional and Advanced Player

Bench made finely crafted instruments

2014 "Plowden" Guarneri del Gesu 1735 model: available

Plowden Guarneri del Gesu 1735Plowden Guarneri del Gesu 1735
Top: Italian spruce from Val di Fiemme.   Back/ribs/scroll: Bosnian maple.   English Boxwood fittings by Otto Tempel, Thomastik Infeld Red strings. orange/brown oil varnish.

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Plowden Guarneri del Gesu modelPlowden Guarneri del Gesu 1735 by Leroy Douglas

Plowden Guarneri del Gesu 1735 Concert quality violin


2012 "Alard" Guarneri del Gesu 1742 model: available

Alard Guarneri del Gesu 1742 modelAlard Guarneri del Gesu 1742 model
Top: Sitka spruce.   Back/ribs/scroll: Bosnian maple.   Ebony fittings by Otto Tempel, Thomastik Dominant strings. orange/red oil varnish.

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Alard Guarneri del Gesu 1742 model


2010 "Viotti" Strad 1709 model: available

Viotti Strad 1709 model violinViotti Strad 1709 model violin

Top: Italian spruce from Val di Fiemme.   Back/ribs/scroll: Bosnian maple.   English Boxwood fittings by Otto Tempel, Thomastik Dominant strings. golden/brown oil varnish.

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Viotti Strad 1709 model violinViotti Strad 1709 model violin

Viotti Strad 1709 model violin by Leroy Douglas


2006 inspired by Strad 1716 "Le Messie": out on trial

model by Leroy Douglas model inspired by Strad 1716 Le Messie model by Leroy Douglas model inspired by Strad 1716 Le Messie

Top: Italian spruce from Val di Fiemme.   Back/ribs/scroll: Bosnian maple.   Ebony fittings by Otto Tempel, Dominant strings. Slightly shaded/antiqued classic red/orange oil varnish.

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Strad model 1716Douglas Violins
model by Leroy Douglas model inspired by Strad 1716 Le Messie


2002 Carlo Bergonzi model c. 1742 "Sandler": available

Carlo Bergonzi model c. 1742 SandlerCarlo Bergonzi model c. 1742 Sandler
Top: Italian spruce.   Back/ribs/scroll: European maple.   box wood fittings, Dominant strings  Antiqued/golden brown oil varnish.
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Carlo Bergonzi model c. 1742 Sandler