The Joseph Hel workshop produced exceptionally fine instruments. They were especially known for their reproductions of the work of J.B.Vuillaume. The tone of this violin is warm and responsive with quite a bit of power.
After graduating from the violin making school in Cremona, Tadioli set up his own workshop there and has since won many medals and awards for his superb work. Over the years, we have been able to offer several of his superb instruments.
Like so many French makers, Delivet apprenticed in Mirecourt. After working there with Victor Rambaux, he moved to Paris working with H.C.Silvestre. He opened his own shop in Paris in 1892. His work was highly regarded and he won numerous gold medals in major exhibitions. In 1918 he emigrated to Canada working in Toronto and Montreal. This violin has a nice brilliant and responsive tone.
Buthod was one of many gifted makers who worked for Vuillaume before joining Husson in Mirecourt forming a large and successful workshop. This is a very fine violin and is in superb condition.
Derazey studied first in Mirecourt then went on to Paris where he worked for several shops before returning to Mirecourt. His workshop quickly became very successful because of the high quality of his work. He worked very much in the style of Vuillaume. This violin is quick and responsive with a brilliant tone.
The Mougenot family of violin makers goes back to the 17th century. Léon worked with E.Laurent in Brussels, Blanchard in Lyon and W.E.Hill and Sons in London before establishing his own shop in Mirecourt in 1899. His work has always been highly respected for his very fine workmanship.
Werner Barth worked with his father Robert and stayed on until 1962. This violin has an excellent tone, brilliant but with depth and fullness, which makes it a real joy to play.
The G.A.Pfretzschner workshop is best known for their fine bows, but they produced a number of fine violins as well.
Anders Halverson emigrated from Sweden to Chicago in 1924 to work for Lewis & Son, then moved to Nashville, Michigan two years later. He established a shop with William Meyers which became popular with musicians across the Midwest.
The famous Ernst Heinrich Roth workshop also made instruments labeled Meinel (Oscar or Eugen). These violins are identical the highly regarded Roth violins of the 1920s and 30s.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.