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.

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!