Instruments in stock at Saraband Music

Currently Saraband Music has two viols, two baroque violins and one baroque viola for sale. One of the viols is a Charlie Ogle treble viol. Pictures of his viols are here.

 

Tenor viol, Chinese. $3000. With canvas-covered polystyrene case and separate PVC tube bowholder for the snakewood bow. Good tone.

 

Bass viol by Charlie Ogle, 2007. 71cm string length. Lovely sound. Second hand instrument. Complete with case and bow. Modelled on a Bertrand. Black fibreglass case is a bit scuffed, but in working order.

 

 

 

Baroque violin with case, 2015, Chinese, after Klotz. $1200

No bow included, but a bow can be selected from Saraband's current stock if required. The bow in the photo is for demonstration purposes only.

This violin has very fine wood on the belly, and has the potential to be quite a good instrument. It does need a few changes to setup which any violin maker can do easily.

A student quality Chinese baroque violin, same model as above is also in stock at Saraband Music. Same specifications, but the wood is of lower quality. Case and instrument cost $800. Again, some refinement to the setup is required, which is easily done by any competent violin repairer.

 

Saraband Music also has a student quality Baroque viola in stock. Again, a Chinese copy of a Klotz model. This instrument has had geared pegs fitted for ease of tuning, but still requires minor adjustment to setup. Case, snakewood bow and instrument are $1100.