A contemporary violin by Les Luthiers de la Dyle, Stradivari model. £2750

I’m very proud to represent Les Ateliers de la Dyle in London. These handmade instruments are made according to a rigorous process of design, material selection and quality control in Romania and are finished off in Brussels before being set up under my supervision to the high standards that I expect for all instruments that I represent for sale. They are both compelling instruments in their own right, and offer a benchmark of quality and consistency upon which I judge all other old and new student instruments. I’m incredibly impressed by how good they are, punching well above their weight – a fabulous instrument for advancing students with a full and rich tone.