About the violin


A beautiful Bird's Eye Maple violin. The dimensions and finishing of the violin follow the Italian School. It is absolutely gorgeous in appearance and in sound. It is masterfully crafted with an eye for the smallest detail. The bridge is completely perfect, professional in every way. The pegs are fitted properly, the neck is at a perfect angle and the fingerboard is a beautiful ebony. This is an intermediate violin and will make for a great gift for yourself or a loved one in your life. 


The photos are by Burke Original Photo & Video. (Aidan Burke)


This violin is set-up by Karl Roy Jr, and finished by Richard Pope in St Louis, MO. #52 

It will include a case and bow.



[Rich’s] craftsmanship is remarkable. Having played since age 3, I have been around the instrument a while. All of the small details that many overlook were precisely in place. Sound post position, bridge, nut, etc. Everything is mechanically brilliant. Also, it is beautiful. Several friends and fellow violinists have looked and played the instrument. They speak very highly of Rich's work. It outplays my previous violin and is now my main violin.

- Harrison S. - Violinist at University of Texas


[Rich’s] violin is beautiful. I had followed [the violin] about 3 years ago on ebay, when it sold for ~1900. At that time the violin was in sad shape. [Rich] worked on it did a great job. It really is quite impressive.

The sound is still tight, but it is big and wonderful in the higher registers. Thank you for the quick shipping and for an excellent transaction. All the best


- Stave K. Violinist from Michigan

If you wish to contact Rich Pope or request a repair, please contact Handle on ebay.


About Richard Pope

Rich has boutique violin shop established in 2005 and located in St Louis, MO. Rich has spent many years making, repairing, and finishing 4/4 student violins, and studied under well respected luthiers in the St Louis area. Rich has a professional eye for excellence that can be seen in his work. His violins sell at local music stores in St Louis, as well as nationwide auctions.

4/4 Violin #52 by Richard Pope Violin Shop