Rudolf Pilsel

Rudolf began working in wood at the age of fifteen, fascinated by the possibilities of making beautiful things from  this natural material. A degree in design in the early 1970’s rounded off formal education during which time, under the tutelage of Wilfred Saunders, a violin maker working in Nottingham, Rudolf made his first violin.

Rudolf Pilsel

Established in Crewe, Cheshire, his workshop produced all instruments of the violin family, along with bows for the same. These instruments and bows quickly came to the attention of professional players, teachers and students. Over the next forty plus years, the steady production of high quality instruments has graced the platforms of the leading concert venues being played by professional musicians, teachers, amateurs and students.

Rudolf Pilsel

Maker of the finest Violins, Violas, Cellos and Bows.
Rudolf Pilsel
Rudolf Pilsel
Purfling the old way.
Rudolf Pilsel
Rudolf Pilsel
Come and play event in June!!
Rudolf Pilsel
Rudolf Pilsel
Last weekend's little project.
Rudolf Pilsel
Rudolf Pilsel
Catastrophe on a lovely French violin front! And what happened next.......
Rudolf Pilsel
Rudolf Pilsel
Violin together in the white and the ribs for the next one too. The next back has brilliant bubble figure!
Rudolf Pilsel
Rudolf Pilsel
Top to go on today. First of 2022.

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