Hello and welcome to Waefler Violins
My name is Rolf Waefler and I am an independent violin maker based in the East Midlands of England
and a graduate of the renowned Newark School of Violin Making (NSVM) and holder of J&A Beare's
of London Diploma in Violin Making.
My passion is to make high quality stringed instruments entirely hand crafted in the Italian tradition.
I draw my inspiration from the great Italian masters and their methods so clearly described in Simone
Sacconi's book 'The Secrets of Stradivari' (no secrets by the way, just solid craftsmanship).
I specialise in making bespoke violas with exceptional tonal qualities - prices for all my instruments
are reasonable and modest, affordable even for student budgets.
Please browse my site and contact me if you would like to try out and play one of my instruments or indeed
commission your own instrument - a unique violin,viola or cello.
Thanks for looking in!