The Artiste Violin

The Artiste Violin 4/4


The Artiste violin is an expertly crafted violin with an exquisitely figured one-piece back. Having a good all-round sound balanced across all four strings, generous sustain and projection without harshness, it is a good intermediate instrument well suited to the serious student or keen amateur and will enhance performance in solo or ensemble playing.

The Artiste violin is set-up by James Powell himself. Coming with quality ebony fittings, a 1st Grade Ebony fingerboard, the finest Despiau sycamore maple bridge and Pirastro Tonica strings as standard the Artiste Violin represents excellent value for money for an instrument of this standard.

The Artiste violin is set-up by James Powell himself. The set-up, as is customary with all instruments from James Powell Violins, pays detailed attention to the fitting of the bridge and pegs, the shaping of the nut and the setting and shooting of the fingerboard all of which are critical to the playability of the instrument.


To come and try this instrument please call James on 01823 330766


J, Haide Antiqued violin

Violin family instruments

We stock a large range of violin family instruments from student level upwards.

The next level of new instruments are individually handmade in Europe & China with an antiqued finish based on Stradivari, Guarneri & Maggini models.

We also have our own range of handmade violins, violas and cellos providing excellent quality and value for money for the discerning student, serious amateur and semi-professional player.

The Symphony, Sonata, Concerto, Artiste & Partita are graded and available in Rosewood, Ebony and Boxwood fittings.

We also have a good range of 18th. & 19th.c instruments in stock. Each of these has been carefully restored & set up in our workshop.

Repairs and set-ups

James Powell prides himself on ‘one standard of work’ whether the instrument is worth £300 or £30,000.

Players and teachers alike comment on the playability of instruments supplied and set-up by James.

From entry level factory instruments to the treasured antique instruments of London professionals, his meticulous attention to detail in setting-up instruments is what makes the difference at James Powell Violins.

James Powell Fitting a soundpost patch

Sales and services

  • Violin repairs and restoration
  • Violin bows for sale
  • Violin bow repairs and Violin bow rehair
  • Viola repairs and restoration
  • Viola bows for sale
  • Viola bow sales and Viola bow rehair
  • Cello repairs and restoration
  • Cello bows for sale
  • Cello bow sales and Cello bow rehair
  • Double bass repairs and restoration
  • Double bass bows for sale
  • Double bass bow sales and Double bass bow rehair
  • Repairs to baroque violins
  • Sales & repair of new violins, violas, cellos and double basses