Robert Glier was born and trained in Markneukirchen, moving to Cincinnati in 1885. He first worked for Wurlitzer before establishing his own successful shop.
Beginning in the latter part of the 19th century, William Lewis & Sons in Chicago was one of the most important violin shops in the world. Their instruments labeled Gustav August Ficker were always of highest quality
The Heffler workshop in Forcheim, Germany has been producing fine violins for many years. We have been offering them for over ten years since we first met Klaus and his son.
The firm of Laberte-Humbert in Mirecourt was formed at the beginning of the 20th century by the important luthier Marc Laberte. This violin is an excellent example of the work of this important firm.
The Collin-Mezin workshop made fine violins from the end of the 19th century until the 1950s. The "Le Victorieux" were Charles II own model.
Though the Heberlein workshop produced many instruments, they maintained high standards of quality, both in workmanship and tone.
Bob Wenzel studied at the Salt Lake violin making school in the 1970s alongside classmates who were to become some of the most important American Makers, including Jay Ifshin.
Boquay along with Claude Pierray was the premiere early Parisian maker. Built on the grand Amati pattern, this violin has a nice full, rich tone.
This beautifully made and attractive violin has a exceptionally nice warm tone.
Alfred Waller was a respected maker in Minneapolis for nearly forty years, making almost 200 instruments. He worked with Mathais Dahl then opening his own workshop in 1932. This is a nice example of his work.
The Aubert workshop is famous for the very finest bridges for bowed string instruments. For many years they have also maintained a very small workshop making very fine violins, violas and cellos.
This excellent cello is characteristic of the high quality of work produced in the Markneukirchen area at that time. The sound is well balanced, powerful and responsive.
Ray Melanson is one of the most well known of American makers. After working with Hans Nebel, he attended the Salt Lake City violin making school. He taught violin making at the North Bennet St School in Boston. Over the years he has won numerous awards and medals. This beautiful cello has a big resonant sound and is easy to play.
After working with his uncle François for a number of years, Albert Claudot set up his own shop in 1936 in Dijon. He soon became respected for the high quality of workmanship that he later became famous for. This would a great choice for a soloist, easy to play with a wonderful complex sound.
Born and trained in Mirecourt, Clément established his shop in Paris in 1810 employing Georges Chanot among other important makers. He won medals at the Paris Exhibitions of 1823 and 1827. It has a classic, sophisticated tone with warmth and nuance and comes with a Rampal Certificate..
Son of Carlo Carletti and younger brother of Natale, Orfeo Carletti was both a maker and violinist. He and Natale opened their own workshop in Bologna in the late 1920s. His instruments are well made and very similar to those of Natale. The violin has a Fiorini label. The violin comes with a Warren and Sons certificate.Tonally, this violin has a full rich tone with great depth.