Described as producing instruments of grand rich and of mellow tone, William Davy was a Bolton-based violin maker from the early 1900s. Davy in fact practised his skill in a small room along Churchbank in the town centre on almost the exact same site as our current repair workshop.
The locality of the William Davy workshop and the history surrounding the man himself has naturally been a point of interest for various generations of the Booths Music team; in 2015 we thought it was high time the brand name was rekindled. As a fitting tribute to the man himself, we have begun to develop new quality string instruments of significance with the William Davy brand, (inspired by a prized possession of ours, the first cello he made back in 1911).
Specifically sourced and individually hand-finished in the Booths workshop, it is our goal to put the final touches to quality violins in order to bring such instruments to their optimum best. Certified and dated, we hope it will be recognised as a sign of individuality and give confidence and assurance to prospective buyers.
William Davy range products 1501 and 1502. Please click respective images for more information.
William Davy violins now on sale
The first of the violins under the William Davy brand are now available for sale. Details and specifications are available upon request.
The history of Booths Music has seen associations with many characterful, exuberant, splendid and famous names and of course, William Davy is most welcome. If you wish to make an enquiry or appointment to view any of these violins, please contact us or pop in store. Similarly, if any musical historians out there have any further points of interest regarding the instrument maker William Davy, we would love to hear from you.
Booths Music provides violin lessons and general string tuition throughout the week and at weekends. If you would like to enquire about said lessons, please get in touch via the link above and one of the team will get back to you with availability as soon as possible. Click here for some useful tips on violin maintenance.