I've been hard at work getting a bunch of new/old fiddles ready to go to new homes!
check them out at the 2023 Oly Old Time Festival or here:
March 20th, 2021
Now offering: Affordable antique & vintage violins from the turn of the 20th century. Perfect for fiddlers and student players looking for a unique violin. Each has been professionally set up and adjusted with new strings, pegs, and fine tune tailpeices. Please see Vintage Violins page for featured instruments, more to come!
All instruments on offer are structurally sound and come with a one week trial period. Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days of receipt to arrange return. Refund will be given upon receipt of instrument as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.
Now with 5-strings!
This spring I had the honor and pleasure of building custom 5-string violin. In this case the extra string is low, a "C" strings effectively extending the violin's range down a 5th. Instruments of this type are popular with fiddlers across many genres. Since this was a commissioned instrument, the client and I had the opportunity to create a custom scroll... Go to Sound Samples page to hear this violin played by the great fiddler Amy Hakanson!
New Plan for New Times
Due to Covid-19 I've moved Anna Sandys Violins out of downtown Portland and back to my home workshop in NE Portland. The shop is now offering repair, rehair, adjustment and restoration services. Featuring sales of vintage and new handmade violins, violas, 5-string fiddles and mandolins. Receiving clients by appointment only.
Keeping busy during Covid 19
It’s a quiet time at the shop with Covid 19 outbreak, a good time to finally get to those gouge blanks I bought some years ago. I’d hoped to use this project as an opportunity to learn wood turning on a lathe, but since I couldn’t go to my colleague's shop for a tutorial, I decided to make them with the tools at hand in the shop. I think they turned out pretty well!
Instruments currently available!
These instruments were all completed late 2019 and early 2020, available for trial!
Violin Shop Open House
We're very excited to finally host an open house, featuring our friend and shop neighbor Adam Lamotte! Join us for shop tours, wine & snacks!
Sound Trial Video Available Now!
Cho-Liang Lin plays my violin at Metzler's 3rd annual Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibit, instrument available at Thomas Metzler Violin Shop in Glendale CA.
Photos of the violin I will have on display at the upcoming exhibit, looking forward to visiting L.A. http://blog.metzlerviolins.com/event/third-annual-contemporary-american-violin-bow-maker-exhibition-sale-l-a/
Photos of the shop!