Current Purchasable Inventory

James G Cave Bend Oregon
Example of an instrument label
Purchasable Inventory of violins, violas, and cellos:

On this website you will find the current list of purchasable string instruments. In any of James’ instruments you will hear extraordinary fullness, roundness, evenness and a wide dynamic range. You can dig in, yet the most tender pianissimo can be clearly heard on the back row.  Photographs and reference recordings of each instrument are included as available.

  • James Cave Instruments: Completely handmade by himself. They have label with the name James Cave, the date, and the location where they were made. These instruments are magnificent examples of contemporary stringed instruments that have the “old Cremona” sound. They are a wonderful choice for any professional, amateur, or advanced student instrumentalist.
  • Instruments in the style of James Cave: Handmade by apprentices specifically for James Cave. Then they are all hand-finished by James Cave, including final carving adjustments, varnishing, and all set up. The label includes the notation, “in the style of”. These instruments are a great value for the purchase price. Professional, amateur, and student instrumentalists  enjoy playing these instruments.
  • “New is not better, Old is not better, Better is better.”
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