Violin and Bow Makers, Repairers, and Dealers

Amati (Marketplace for stringed instruments, including an archive of musical instrument makers)

Archi al Sud: (Ciro Caliendo, a violin, viola and cello maker and restorer in Italy)

L.R. Baggs (violin pickups)

Blue Ridge Violins (Hickory, North Carolina)

Bluett Brothers Violins (Violin maker Mark Bluett, featured in winter 98/99 issue)

Borman Violins (Arkansas)

Paul Bradley (Violin maker)

Chicago Violins & Viola Studio

Jim Clinton Violins (Taylors, South Carolina)

Coda Composites Company (Makers of the graphite-fiber CodaBow)

Craig’s Violins (Old American, French & German fiddles; electrics; repairs & rentals. Austin, Texas)

Art Daher/My Violin Shop (Violins & accessories; violin setup, adjustment, and repair)

Frank Daniels (Violin maker from Boise, Idaho)

Leroy Douglas (Violin Maker, Eugene, Oregon)

Barry Dudley (violin maker in Monroe, Georgia)

Michael Edinger (Maker of a radically violin pickup system)

G. Edward Lutherie, Inc., (Minneapolis. Maker of the Dahlia 4 and 5 string violins)

Electric Violin Shop

La Famille Viator (Uniquely carved, handmade violins from Louisiana)

Fidelius Electric Violins

Fiddle-Pro Violin Microphone (made in the U.K. by Read Instrument Microphones)

Field Violins (Violin maker/repairer in mid-Missouri)

Jonathan S. Franke (Violin maker from Monroe, Oregon)

David Golber (violins, Hardanger fiddles, Massachusetts)

Golden Musical Instrument Co., Ltd. (Violin makers, China)

Guscott Australia (Guscott Quiet Electric Stringed Instruments)

Lee Guthrie (Hudson, Wisconsin. Bow maker; repairs, rehairs, and restorations)

Bradley D. Higgins (Violin maker from Hartford, New York)

Huthmaker Violins (Suwanee, Georgia. Sales of violins, violas, ‘cellos, and bows; restoration and repairs of all string instruments; accessories; rentals of violins, violas, ‘celli.)

Judicael Strings/Bob Jiggins (Instrument maker and repairer in Yorkshire, England)

Jordan Electric Violins

Kamimoto String Instruments (San Jose, California)

Kennedy Violins (Violins and accessories: owned and operated by musicians)

Yvon Lefort (bow repairer, rehairer; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)

Luther Strings (Sales and repairs of violins and other string instruments; accessories; lessons; concerts; studio space. Denver, CO) (A worldwide community of luthiers and others involved in lutherie, including articles, blogs, resources…)

Martin McClean (luthier; maker of the Artium violin bow)

Erich Meatleg (Electric violins, violas, cellos and basses)

R.E. Menzel Violins and MoFiddles (Livingston, New Jersey)

Eduard Miller Violins (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Mucho Fino Violins (violin parts and accessories)

Musical Instrument Makers Forum

Nova Strings (Makers of “The Band” pickup)

Tim Phillips (Welsh Violin maker, including 5-string & octave violins

Practice/Travel violins (quiet, can be taken apart for compact storage, easily amplified)

Rickert & Ringholz Musical Instruments (octave fiddles, travel and backpacker fiddles and more)

Brian Roche (violin maker and repairer in Derbyshire, England)

Ronald Sachs Violins (Georgia) (Info on the StringAmp pickup; views on pickups, especially piezos…)

Otis Tomas (Cape Breton stringed instrument maker/fiddler/composer)

Peter Van Arsdale (Violin maker in Berkeley, California)

Violins Lover (professional violins made in Romania)

Glenn Wilson (Violin maker in NSW, Australia)

Paul Wilson (Drone-Fiddle, four understrings, plays like a fiddle)

WipLstix (Travel fiddles)

Wolf-Dieter Fischer (Violin and Bow Makers of Munich. Site in German and English)

Bevan Wulfenstein (Fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, and mandolin maker and related supplies, Utah)

Lukas Wronski (Polish violin maker and restorer, currently at Byron Berline’s Double Stop Fiddle Shop)

Peter Zaret and Sons Violins (Violin shop; Peter Zaret is notable for his patented bass bar innovation)

Zeta (Electric violins)