Warren Ellison

Violin Maker
& Viola da Gamba Maker

 

Modern and
Baroque
stringed
Instruments

Jericho, Vermont

802-899-2118

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Tenor viol da gamba modeled after John Rose
60 cm string length, built 2013

 


5 string pardessus 2012 modeled after Louis Guersan (Paris 1754),
31.2 cm string length, cherry and maple striped back and sides, mastodon ivory nut,
African blackwood pegs with mastodon pips, holly and boxwood inlay on fingerboard and tailpiece

 


Baroque Conversion of an Andreas Mayr Cello
                                                            detail of hand turned blackwood pegs
                                                                antique ivory nut, & fingerboard inlay

detail of fingerboard inlay

                                                                       detail of decorated tailpiece and baroque end button


Maple border, Boxwood leaves and Maple purfling stems custom fingerboard inlay

violas da gamba

shorter tw octave fingerboard
37.5 cm string length treble / 54 cm string length tenor

tailpiece

cello end button

 


 

 

2012 Treble viol da gamba

after John Rose

40.5 cm string length


 

viola da gamba

Details of a decorated  Colichon model 7 string bass viol.  This gamba has a 69 centimeter string length, double purfling corner designs,  Parisian motif carving,  and African Blackwood scalloped pegs.  Built in 2009

 


A 5 string violoncello piccolo
after the Brother's Amati circa 1615

violoncello piccolo- by Warren Ellison


Another Brother's Amati circa 1615
with hard maple fingerboard and tail piece and adjustable end pin.


Baroque details



Set up parts for a Baroque 5 string Piccolo cello
Blackwood endpin, Ebony laminate fingerboard & tailpiece w/maple & ebony inlay


Set up parts for a Baroque cello
Pearwood pegs and endpin, hard maple fingerboard


Baroque viola fingerboard & tailpiece.
Fingerboard design after
Brothers Amati viola 1592

shorter tw octave fingerboard
shorter two octave fingerboard

tailpiece
Wider tailpiece (English style)

cello end button
cello end button, lightweight tailpiece

bridge

laminated fingerboard ,baroque bridge

 

photos by Peter Wolf Photo-Graphics

 

 

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