The first instruments I ever made, were two ‘violins’ late in 1992. Now in 2014 I’m fast approaching 400 violins and have also begun to make carved mandolins. As a self taught, full-time instrument maker I am free to develop ideas of construction, style and tone as I wish.
I have made my home firmly in the Folk music world where there is a certain freedom of expression which does not exist in classical circles. As a result, I have been able to make many different styles of violins which have been embraced by the individuality of the players, both amateur and professional.
About half the instruments I make are made to order, the rest are made for stock to sell from here or at music festivals.
Contact Tim Phillips
Tel+44 1686 624536