Instruments & Pricing

Howard Sands creates instruments in the violin family crafted in the old-world Italian style. Using many forms and tools he’s made himself, Sands builds each instrument from wood aged a minimum of ten years.

Howard Sands Violins, One-Piece Back, Maple Violin

Wood

Instrument backs, ribs and scrolls are made from  beautifully flamed Big Leaf Maple.

Fronts are crafted from Englemann Spruce.

All wood has been dry-aged in a protected workshop for more than ten years; wood 20-25 years old is also available.

VarnishHoward Sands Violins, Violas, Custom violin

Each instrument is finished with an oil or spirit based varnish, which protects the wood and gives the instrument a rich luster.

SizesCustom Violin, Howard Sands Violin, violinmaker, USA violin

Options include full-size, 3/4 size, 1/2 size violins, violas and cellos.

Violas are 16″ or 16 1/2″

Prices

Violins range from $2,500 – $3,000

Violas range from $2,800 – $3,500

Cellos range from $5,000 – $6,000

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