Traditional handmade violins, violas and cellos by Rod Ward

Rod Ward has been hand making Violins, Violas and Cellos in the traditional Italian style since 1976, using only the finest materials, methods and tools. Rod's award winning instruments are treasured by professional players, students and amateurs alike. 

New, handmade instruments are available from stock. And bespoke commissions, including instruments in smaller sizes, are undertaken on request.

In addtion to making Instruments Rod Ward also makes and sells traditional lake pigments for colouring varnish and, in conjunction with Fiddle Daemons, makes and sells Violin Restoration Clamps.

Please use the links for more detailed information. But if you would like any further information, would like to try an instrument or discuss a commission then please contact the workshop by:

  • Phone: 01763 852 377 / 07973 835 466
  • Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visitors to the workshop are always welcome by appointment.