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"L'Absolu" Violectra V 201 , 2012

6 String violin Ceruti/ Del Gesu combined model, handpainted to match Lapis Lazuli stone sample





Nigel Kennedy 1993 VIOLECTRA TRIO

4 & 5 string violin and 4 string cello  were custom made in Aston Villa Claret & Blue colours for his busy Villains and Heroes Tour of Europe in the summer of 1993.

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Kennedy in 2001


5 String Violins Made in 2005 in ASTON VILLA FOOTBALL CLUB Metallic CLARET & BLUE Finish 


6 String "Rainbow" Violectra for Storme Watson , 1999 of page...





1996 Tour


The first Violectra Quartet used for the bands string section on their tour of Loch Lomond, Knebworth and Cork. More custom football finish colours in Manchester City pearlescent sky blue for this quartet, including bows and cases.





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setting up bench



CELLO in  Silver Metallic Finish , July 2004                    






Dave Swarbrick's Violectra ( Owned from 1992-2002) Custom finish in amber spirit varnish, bone nut. Read Dave's endorsement on Players Comments page.

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Nigel Kennedy

Custom 5 String Violin, 2002





Neck centrestrip:

Purpleheart wood


Guarneri , for Leila Josefowicz, Oct 2004                                      of page...




 Back extension "Rest"   'F' hole signature scroll



5 String Viola Violectra

high tuning e" a' d' g c

V-203, 2012

The first Violectra finished in an antique "distressed" finish. It features a scroll although still uses geared pegs behind the bridge.








Violin with traditional scroll ,2012



5 String Violin,  made for Joanne Yeoh, 2003   of page...




Cutaway model Volume control on neck


 6 String Violin : custom scroll

in Spirit Blue/Purple Sunburst

"many thanks to Sammy Bishai "the Celloman",for your ideas and inspiration" 

~ Nov 2004

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"Pizzacato" Thumb rest arch, Julia Kim, Johannesburg , 2001       of page...




EXPLODING STAR Gary Lovini 1993.                                       of page...









Rising Phoenix  2006

Butterfly for Sue Clark Birmingham 2013

Rose inlay for Miguel Lara Spain,  2010

Emma 2011

Order NO 50

Colin Drummond, 1995




Celtic Knot Inlay            Becky Hamilton,     Singapore, Feb 2003


PER ARDUA… AD ASTRA   for Sunita Soliar-Katib 2000 of page...

Sunita's request for the RAF motto in hand brushed gold paint challenged the heart of my creative abilities. I admired her vision to see the finished article; the purple & amber colours and gold lettering and stars.

"Ismus" inlay Mother of Pearl Callum Barr, 2008


Celtic knot fingerboard inlays  Stephan Alun Pratt Jan 2000


Celtic Knot Inlay            Becky Hamilton,     Singapore, Feb 2003

Olive Branch inlay,Inlace/MOP,May 2005




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Yin Yang Symbol

 Julia Kim, 2001

Nigel Kennedy 

Aston Villa FC



Michael Jones,1995






ORDER NO.100 Left Handed Violin Model~1999

Mic O'Connell , 1999

Order 100 was marked by a left handed model. It was a refreshing challenge to make an inverted Violectra, everything in reverse application from beginning to end including a left sided chin-rest.

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7.8 Violin Model copy of Vincenzo Panormo , c1800



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