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The apprentice’s studio violin

“This was the first instrument I fully tonally adjusted, and it is the one that I am now personally playing, at least until I make something that I like more.“ – Reuben Grawert

The Apprentice’s studio violin from the workshop of Ilja Grawert & son Violin makers Brisbane The Gap, Whitsundays
The Apprentice’s studio violin from the workshop of Ilja Grawert & son Violin makers Brisbane The Gap, Whitsundays

“I had a lot of fun adjusting, setting up, and varnishing this instrument, and even if I made a couple of mistakes along the way, I absolutely love how it plays.” – Reuben Grawert

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Strad model ‘Beckerath’ made by Ilja Grawert

Beckerath stradivari copy handmade violin by Ilja Grawert violin shop workshop Brisbane Australia

I made this violin years ago and never offered it for sale before. This violin has been fully handmade by me following all the old traditions of violin making. It has a beautiful warm tone and is very pleasing to play. A good friend for the violinist. The varnish is an old traditional recipe with only natural colours.

“This violin was made with a lot of fun copying
an old Italian violin” Ilja Grawert

“This violin was made with a lot of fun copying
an old italian violin” Ilja Grawert

Please contact me for the price

  • has been fully handmade by me
  • contact me for the price
  • ‘Beckerath’ Stradivari copy violin
  • beautiful warm tone
  • very clean cut scroll
  • traditional varnish
  • European maple & spruce
  • a truly beautiful violin

Please contact me for the price of this beautiful violin

click on the image below for shop view

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Baroque violin made by Ilja Grawert

Baroque violin by Ilja Grawert violin shop workshop Brisbane Australia

Finally we got around to taking some beautiful pictures of the baroque violin I made years ago and never offered for sale before. This violin has been fully handmade by me following all the old traditions of how the instruments were made 300 years age. It has a couple of hand forged nails through the top block into the neck which is sitting on top of the ribs instead of being fitted into them. The neck has been straightened over the pins in the back and top plate before drawing the out line. The varnish is an old traditional recipe with only natural colours. This is a beautiful violin to play original baroque music.

“I loved making this baroque violin as it is so intriguing to build an instrument the same way the old Italian masters did.” Ilja Grawert

  • has been fully handmade by me
  • contact me for the price
  • Baroque violin
  • open gut strings
  • beautiful tone
  • carvings on the back of the scroll
  • traditional varnish
  • European maple & spruce
  • a truly unique violin

Please contact me for the price of this beautiful baroque violin

click on the image below for shop view

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Beautiful 7/8 studio violin finished

7/8 size beautiful Violin with Fleur de Lils Painting

From the Workshop of Ilja Grawert & Son

“This is currently my favorite violin, even though it is a bit too small for my  big violin makers hands. Its the one I grab…I so much enjoy playing this violin. I love its warm sound at the ear, it’s soft feel for the left hand, the easy speaking and most of all it’s powerful even tone qualities. It is the perfect violin to perform for someone with smaller hands.” Ilja Grawert

  • has been built as a small 7/8 to suit a performer with extra small hands
  • or is of too young age for a full size violin
  • tonal qualities of a full size violin
  • warm yet powerful and carrying tone
  • The perfect instrument for solo performance in bigger halls with or without an orchestra
  • with the look of an older violin, antiqued varnish, vibrant colours
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Beautiful small 7/8 violin ground varnish pictures

Another beautiful studio violin in the making. With a few foundation layers you see the fire in the maple back.

The coloured varnish layers will be first orange red over-layed with a few layers of darker brown (photos still to come)

I painted some Fleur de Lis in the corners. The violin is fully plate tuned to insure the even, carrying, cremonese sound. For sale available in two weeks

Top plate of studio violin varnishing process at Ilja Grawert - Violinmaker by master violin maker Ilja Grawert for the Brisbane and wider Australian violin community
After first ground layer of varnish
Close up of hand painted Fleur de Lis on back of studio violin. Varnishing process at Ilja Grawert - Violinmaker by master violin maker Ilja Grawert for the Brisbane and wider Australian violin community
Close-up of Fleur de Lis
Beautiful studio violin varnishing process at Ilja Grawert - Violinmaker by master violin maker Ilja Grawert for the Brisbane and wider Australian violin community.
Flamed maple back