Violin / Fiddle Makers

ayresOriginally trained in London, and with over 30 years experience behind him, Paul can be found in his Manchester workshop where he has been for the last 20 years, making and repairing string instruments for professionals and amateurs alike.

He has exported these all over the world and his fabulous instruments are used by many leading orchestras and chamber groups.

69 - 71 School Lane
M20 6WN

Tel/Fax 0161 448 1860

fiddletreeWhen you buy one of Otis A. Tomas's fiddles you aren't only buying the finest hand-selected and crafted timbers seasoned slowly to perfection for the finest and sweetest tones. Neither are you just buying one of the best hand-made fiddles in the world - you are also buying a piece of love and attention that goes into the soul of every one of these amazing angels of the fiddle-makers art.

Otis also makes a variety of other top-class musical instruments that I am proud to display on other pages of this website.

Otis A. Tomas
R.R #4 Baddeck
Cape Breton Island
Nova Scotia
Canada B0E 1B0


ted brewerThese really are just a bit special ! - electric instruments to have you drooling. There's even a video of none other than Vanessa Mae on his website, playing one of these violins.Here's what the website says:

Our violins are individual, hand crafted instruments.A choice of distinctive shapes are available.Each individual violin has an unique integral neck/fingerboard formed in acrylic enabling smooth action.

All Ted Brewer Violins are supplied with the following (unless otherwise requested):

Ashworth Transducer pick up
Tomastic Dominant strings
Quality violin case
Two leads with gold plated fitments

phone: 0114 269 1518 (UK)

sonic violinsSonic Violins is run by Richard Roberts. Below is a little extract from his website:

"Whilst I would love Sonic Violins to become a major player in the Electric Violin worldwide community and afford myself and my family a totally excessive lifestyle, I actually find my biggest reward when watching and listening to players enjoying performing with my violins – a little soft I know but nevertheless true."

Sonic Studio 20
Highfield Road
Corfe Mullen
BH21 3PE

phone: +44 (0)1202 650322