Instruments

This page is a list of my current stock of instruments available for sale. Please use the Contact Page to inquire about them.

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For Sale at my Workshop

Violin, Theo Parmakis, 2021

£ please inquire

1 piece back. Stradivari model, loosely based upon the Viotti.

Currently mounted with Pirastro Obligato strings.

Oil varnish, antiqued finish.

328mm stop length.

Violin, Theo Parmakis, 2022

£ please inquire

2 piece back. Stradivari model, loosely based upon the Viotti.

Currently mounted with Larsen Tzigane strings.

Spirit varnish, light patina.

328mm stop length.

16″ Viola, Theo Parmakis, 2022

£ please inquire

1 piece poplar back.

Custom model loosely based upon the “Conte Vitale” by Andrea Guarneri, but shortened a 16″ body with the the aim of getting as deep and rich a sound as possible whilst catering to players looking for a slightly smaller instrument.

Spirit varnish.

372mm stop length.

Cello, Theo Parmakis, 2020

£ please inquire

2-piece maple back, ribs and scroll. Loosely based upon the 1777 “Simpson” cello by G. B. Guadagnini. Oil varnish.

With a 680mm string length and a compact body, this model of cello is light and responsive and can be especially comfortable for players of a shorter stature.

This cello was picked out by the Kreutzer Quartet to be played at the British Violin Makers’ Association day in February 2022, where it was described by their cellist as having “an interesting bright and lively character which would work well in a lot of different contexts.”

Cello, Theo Parmakis, 2020

£ please inquire

2-piece poplar back, maple ribs and scroll, 690mm stop length. Spirit varnish with a light patina.

Based upon the Stradivari “B” form, used for such cellos as the “Gore-Booth”.

Currently mounted with Larsen Magnacore Arioso strings for a powerful but responsive tone.

Baroque 5-string Cello Piccolo, Theo Parmakis, 2022

£ please inquire

2-piece maple back. Based upon the instrument by the Brothers Amati.

The cello piccolo, slightly smaller than a full sized instrument, is believed to have existed in both 4 string (tuned GDAE an octave below the violin) and 5 string (tuned CGDAE) varieties – of which this is one.

The cello follows baroque construction method and setup, adapted slightly to accommodate modern playing technique and features an inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece.

It is mounted with gut strings.

650mm string length

For Sale elsewhere

Cello, Stradivari model, 2020

£ 13,000

at Bridgewood & Neitzert, London

https://bridgewoodandneitzert.london/cello-by-theo-parmakis-2020-p26489

From the website:

“Cello based on the Stradivari ‘B-form’ model. The back in two pieces of maple of light curl ascending across the back from the centre joint. The ribs, pegbox and scroll are similar. The front in two pieces of spruce of broad grain. The varnish of a yellow-brown colour on an amber ground.

Length of back 758mm
Width Upper bout 342mm
Width middle bout 237mm
Width lower bout 437mm

16 ¼” Viola 2019

£ 6,500

at Bridgewood & Neitzert, London

https://bridgewoodandneitzert.london/viola-by-theo-parmakis-2019-16-25-p27433

From the website:

“The back in two matching pieces of maple of medium curl running horizontally across the back from the centre joint. The ribs, pegbox and scroll of similar curl. The front in two matching pieces of spruce of broad grain. The varnish of a warm amber-orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.

Length of back 412mm 16.25 inches
Width Upper bout 196mm
Width middle bout 143mm
Width lower bout 242mm”

Violin, 2020

£4,950

at Stamford Strings, Stamford

https://www.stamfordstrings.co.uk/theo-parmakis-violin.html

From the website:

“Strad model violin based on the Messiah. Spirit varnish over a golden yellow ground and a lightly patinated finish. Set up with Evah Pirazzi Gold strings by the Maker himself.”