Paul Bailly studied with J.B.Vuillaume and Gaillard before embarking on a career in major capitals in France as well as London and America, finally establishing his Paris workshop. He won numerous awards and medals for his work. This exceptional violin has an exceptionally responsive tone with great character.
Born in 1907, this excellent maker worked in Berlin and Hamburg before settling in Hohendorf. This violin is in perfect condition and has a brilliant, responsive tone.
Gustave Bazin was a member of the famous Bazin bow making family. He worked with important violin makers such as Emile Laurent and Collin-Mezin before returning to Mirecourt making instruments in the Parisian style.
Over the years we have been able to offer several Edgar Russ instruments. He is considered one of the most important and respected makers in Cremona.
This large Dynasty of Markneukirchen makers (38 in all dating from the late 1600s) were among the most important of the Markneukirchen makers. This beautiful violin has an elegant fleur d'lys in each corner.
Although not well known, Ghode was a fine maker, as evidenced by this violin.
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 and this excellent violin is one of their finest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This beautifully made and attractive violin has a exceptionally nice warm tone.
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.
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.
Though the Heberlein workshop produced many instruments, they maintained high standards of quality, both in workmanship and tone.