Jonathan Cooper 16"
Modern American Maker Jonathan Cooper grew up in New York during the 1950s and 60s and now lives and works in Portland, Maine. While in college, taking a break from playing guitar at a rehearsal one day, Cooper picked up a friend’s viola and was intrigued. He went out the next day and bought a fiddle. He taught himself to play by ear, and became an accomplished fiddler, winning competitions throughout Maine and New Hampshire.
Cooper’s curiosity led him to investigate creating instruments, which he pursued in Cremona, Italy with luthier Gregg Alf for three years. Twenty five years later he continues to develop his craft. Cooper's instruments are very popular among professional musicians in every setting; orchestral performers, fiddlers, chamber musicians, and educators.