We feel that fittings on an instrument are crucially important and the set up should never be
compromised by a tailpiece, pegs or any other part being of inappropriate size. We will always make
exactly the size of tailpiece that you require; this way the sound of your instruments can be at its

We will always use the best available materials and will try to stay on top of changes in supply
regulations and ever changing customs rules. We aim to provide the best service over our competitors,
but not compromise on our friendly and accommodating reputation, we always want to say ‘yes’ to
you, the client.
We will always put our client’s wishes first, and try to accommodate them wherever possible. We
believe the exact source of wood is becoming more and more of an issue, and we fully support
efforts to safeguard the endangered habitats from which it comes. We are investigating native
materials in the hopes of finding suitable and beautiful alternatives to endangered species. We
make everything here in the workshop using the many specialised tools of the trade.
Your first contact with Hansell Violins will usually be on the telephone or by email and you will
always receive courteous and relevant advice. At Hansell Violins, the guiding belief is that
everything should be done as beautifully as possible, and everyone involved in the making
subscribes to this idea. All the fittings makers work under the direction of Georgina Keays, who
has many years of experience of every aspect of this work. Instrument making is under the
direction of Roger Hansell, whose reputation in this field is second to none.

We are based in the market town of Leyburn in the beautiful North Yorkshire Dales.