Olivia’s Custom Instruments

Olivia Pelling Custom Instruments

Have you ever thought of having an instrument made just for you? One that has unique features and designs of your choosing? Perhaps a lion’s head on the scroll, a basilisk, or a fire-themed purfling design?

Olivia is happy to talk with you about your dream instrument. Since 2013, she has made a number of violas d’amore, these Baroque violas have 12 or 14 strings, half of which run underneath the fingerboard and ring sympathetically while the other half are played. Though played under the shoulder like a standard viola, the viola d’amore is a much more challenging instrument to play and has an amazing and haunting sound. Instruments which have been handmade by Olivia Pelling.

See my collection of handmade instruments available to purchase or commission.