Paul Michael Stanton graduated from Newark International Violin making School in 1993 and has since established himself as one of the leading contemporary Violin makers working today. He has worked in several of the leading violin establishments in the UK.
Paul’s instruments are handmade using the traditional techniques and methods perfected in 17th and 18th century Italian violin making. His instruments are widely owned by musicians throughout the World and he is well represented in music colleges and music trusts throughout the United Kingdom.
Paul is particularly noted for his beautiful interpretations of the late period violins of Guarneri del Gesu and the classical elegance of his Stradivari pattern cellos. In addition he has become well known for his English pattern cellos inspired by the English cello making tradition of the 18th century.
Paul Michael Stanton’s instruments are made using only the finest materials. The selection of timber forms an important first stage in the violin making process. Its tonal properties and physical beauty are ensured by selecting the best Swiss spruce for the fronts and the finest slow grown Balkan maple for the back, ribs and head. The initial seasoning is extended by storing it for at least another five years before its use. This guarantees its complete stability before work commences.
Each instrument is handmade and is constructed on an individual basis in order that maximum attention can be paid to each stage of its construction.
A natural golden ground is applied to the instruments prior to varnishing in order to ensure maximum translucency when the varnish layer is added. The varnish is made using traditional oils, gums and pigments and is applied in a manner that not only enhances the aesthetic beauty of the wood but allows maximum flexibility and thus resonance within the instrument. It also forms a vital protective layer. Paul Michael Stanton’s violins, violas and cellos are noted for their even response over their entire tonal range and posses a sonorous and projecting tone.
One of the most important stages in the violin making process is the setup of the instrument. Using his many years experience in this process Paul is able to ensure that each instrument is setup to the very highest standard using the best quality fittings. Finally it is of particular importance that the musician is able to obtain the very best in tonal performance from their instrument and it is to this end that Paul will work with each player to ensure that this is achieved.
The two piece back of maple of medium curl slightly descending across the back from the centre joint, the ribs, peg box and scroll of similar curl.
The two piece front of spruce of mixed medium-broad grain.
The varnish of a rich and lustrous orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
Stradivari pattern cello
hand made by Paul Michael Stanton
Length of back 759mm
Width upper bout 340mm
Width middle bout 229mm
Width lower bout 430mm.
144 × 58 × 40 cm
Delivery & Returns
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