Alison Crum has become a well known 'clearing house' for putting people who have viols or bows to sell in touch with those who want to buy one.

This page will be developed to circulate information about viols and anything connected with them. Some commission will be charged on successful sales - please email for more information.

New Viols

Treble viol by Mark Hendriks, 39cm, single purfling, with soft case. £3,500
Tenor viol by Mark Hendriks, 49cm, single purfling, with soft case. £5,000
Bass viol by Mark Hendriks after John Rose, 71cm, single purfling, with soft case. £6,500
Bass viol by Fons Vogel, West Dean Workshop (2016), after Smith, 71cm, with carved head and rosette £5,650
Bass viol by Martin Cuffe, West Dean Workshop (2014), after Rombouts, 66.5cm, with carved head £5,000
Treble viol by Warren Shingleton, West Dean Workshop, after Rose £2,500
Tenor viol by Anthony Edge (2014), in the style of Rose, 55cm (without case) £2,200
7 string bass viol by Jóhann Gunnarsson, in the style of Colichon, 70cm, with carved head £7,500
7 string bass viol by Kit Wensley, West Dean Workshop, after Collichon 1693, 71cm, with carved head £5,500
7 string bass viol by Joe Lotito, after Bertrand 69cm £7,000
Renaissance bass viol by Joe Lotito, after Ventura Linarol (1582) 66cm £5,000

Second Hand Viols

Treble viol by Michael Plant (1998), 36cm, with bow and MTM case. £1,750
Pardessus viol by Michael Plant (1991), 30cm, with van Edwards bow and MTM case. £1,450
Small bass viol by Norman Myall (1980s) after Amati 63cm, with Paxman case and fluted bow. £5,000
6 string bass by Kessler (1976) 68cm, with Paxman hard case and bow £6,500 ono
6 string bass by Roger Rose (1998) after Smith, 69cm, carved head, all gut strung with Kingham and van Edwards bow £4,500
Small treble viol by Robert Payne (1970) 34.5cm Easy to play. £1,000
Bass viol by Rowland Ross (1976), 66cm, with bow by Tunnicliffe, and hard case by Savage £2,900
6 string consort bass by Kessler (1965) 75cm. Recently restored by Foster and used by Fretwork £6,250
Bass viol by Uebel (1973), with Götz bow and hard case. £1,700


Snakewood fixed frog bow, length 71cm. New hair. 45gms. Euro 200
Treble viol bow by Roger Rose in snakewood. £500
Tenor viol bow by Anthony Bayliss, fixed frog, quite light (could be used on treble) £800

Strings, Cases and other things

Soft padded bass viol case with backstraps (EMS Deluxe) £115

Other Instruments


Treble and tenor bows at various prices
Tenor viols, both small and large, at various prices