George Craske 1884 fine Violin

Violins » Violins of Significance »

George Craske 1884 fine Violin




A fine instrument by the English maker George Craske. 


This instrument features a one piece beatifully figured maple back, with matching ribs and a matching scroll. There is a neck graft featuring lightly figured maple. The top is also one piece, featuring finely grained spruce to the E string side, moving to wide grained spruce on the G string side.




Full Atelier Puglisi set-up, including: 

High quality Pirastro Strings 

New Wittner Ultralight Tailpiece 

Soundpost Adjustment


Legendary Atelier Puglisi service:


100% guarantee on all workmanship 

Adjustment to tone and set up at no extra cost 

Free fitting with any string or pick up purchase




Your choice of Thomastik or Pirastro strings at no extra charge 

$20.00 discount on any BAM fiberglass case (subject to availability)

20% discount on any Kun or Wolf Shoulder Rest




upper bout: 16.5cm

lower bout: 20.3cm

middle bout: 11.4cm

ribs: 3-3.1cm

body length: 35.4cm

ratio: 13cm:19.5cm


Price on Application


For purchasing details or further information, please contact us at 

or phone (03) 9853-9525


For more information on our fine instruments, visit our Facebook page dedicated to featuring unique instruments and instrument makers.



All prices are correct at time of uploading. Price variances may occur.    

Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax.

This tax is not applicable to overseas customers





Latest News


 ARY-FRANCE bows are fully stocked for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass bows!

 Book your apppointment to try these fantastic bows! 



Ben in workshop
 Need a new Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass? 
We have amazing new stock in all categories and price points.
In the next few weeks we will try and list all of these on this site, however feel free to drop us a line,
and ask about an instrument for you now.
21st anniversary!2016
The month of July marks the 21st anniversary of the opening of my Showroom and Atelier in Hawthorn.
Time goes fast when your having fun! Times like this I reflect on one of my biggest inspirations. My Nonno Puglisi. A proud and hard-working fruiter, who understood the meaning of honest caring service. I just love this photo! Taken in 1966 i believe . I was just 1yo.
And I should mention that he was also an amazing fisherman! And could build anything he wanted.
Vienna Kontrabass (5 or 4 string)

A new and distinctive model from Benedict Puglisi's line of double basses. The instrument is an exact model by Lembock, accurately copied to the finest detail and tested against the original.Gabriel Lembock was a Hungarian born Viennese instrument maker famous for his accurate and impressive copies of Viennese double basses and fine Italian instruments. His instruments were praised for their fullness of tone coupled with responsiveness. This bass features gamba corners and a flat back, as well as custom authentic Viennese wooden pegs and fittings. This is an exceptionally versatile bass. It can be set up as a 5 string or 4 string orchestral bass, or in traditional Viennese tuning. The bass has a rich, dark tone well suited to orchestral playing. This is the perfect instrument for a professional looking for something versatile and suited to all circumstances.




International Jazz legend Christian McBride is now the proud owner of an original Benedict G. Puglisi Double Bass. This Bass landed in the USA early this month and is now being played by Christian. 


The 2012 Vincenzo Panormo carved back Bass was first trialed by Christian in Melbourne when he was a featured artist at the 2013 International Jazz festival.


It is truly an honour to have an original instrument with this amazing musician. We are sure that there are some amazing things to come from this relationship.









Your Name:
Your Email: