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All the work shown  in the Gallery is made by
James Robinson (except the dog's violin)!

Violin by JW Robinson # 235
one of my 'bench copies' of a CA testore violin, 2007
 'bench copy' of a CA Testore violin
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 This violin is modelled after the 1741 Guarneri Del Jesu, 'the Vieuxtemps'.
A 1976 edition of "The Strad Magazine" with three images of a violin I made at the London firm of Ealing Strings. It is an Alard Strad model. This violin won an award in the U.K. for craftsmanship.
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My  work- in - progress instruments from my shop in Adelaide. These have now all been completed and many sold.
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 A cello I made with spectacular Quilted Maple back and sides. The wood is from Canada. The model is Rugeri.
A work- in- progress frog I made during a bow making workshop in Boston, USA. All knife and chisel work.
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Incorporating some orchids from my garden with an unfinished violin.
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A selection of books including 2 written by my violinmaking teachers in Cremona, Italy : F. Bissolotti and G.B. Morassi. Neither wanted to be out done by the other.
In the process of setting up my 9-string 'Australian Violet'. It won an award.
This is the tailpiece I made for the above 9-string 'Australian Violet'.
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This 'aged look' violin is modeled after a 1741 'the Vieuxtemps' Guarneri Del Jesu. The original sold for $16 million US dollars. It was the worlds most expensive violin.
 Another 'aged look' violin modeled after a 1742 Guarneri Del Gesu, the "Ole Bull". The back is from English Sycamore maple.
This cello is modeled after Rugeri. What a big deep voice it has!
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This 16" viola is modeled after the violas of Ebsworth Hill. This is the model of violas that was made in the Hanwell workshop of  W.E.Hill & Sons. I acquired this model thanks to my colleague and friend Martin Godliman who worked there for many years.
It won a Silver Medal for sound at a VSA competition in the U.S.
 Modeled after 1742 Guarneri Del Gesu, the 'Ole Bull'.
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