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.
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 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.
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
Robert Glier was born and trained in Markneukirchen, moving to Cincinnati in 1885. He first worked for Wurlitzer before establishing his own successful shop.
Born in 1976, Marcello Bellei trained at the Parma violin making school under Renato Scrollavezza. This gifted maker has won numerous awards for his instruments.
Cremona is considered the most important center of violin making in the World. and Stefano Trabucchi is one of the best known makers there. The tone is brilliant and responsive.
Cremona is probably the most important center of violin making in the World. and Stefano Trabucchi is one of the best known makers there. The tone is brilliant and responsive. .
Dieudonné was a pupil of Gustave Bazin in Mirecourt going on to work with Darche in Brussels before establishing his own workshop in Mirecourt. His instruments were popular all over the world, especially in the U.S. where they were sold by Wurlitzer and William Moennig & Sons. This would be an excellent choice for a musician seeking a violin with a brilliant tone with easy playability.