In the 31 years of my career so far, I have always had a special interest in making new instruments. Over the years we have made 240 violins, 56 violas, and 32 cellos in my workshop.

I mostly focus on copying instruments made by classical Italian masters like Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù”, Antonio Stradivari, Paolo Testore, or Nicolò Amati.

In my copies, I place an emphasis on recreating the characteristic sound, style, and varnish of the original.

Furthermore, we are involved with baroque instruments. We have made some beautiful copies of a Jacobus Stainer violin, and have re-baroqued some historical instruments (e.g., Nikolaus Dopfer, Matthias Thir).

Making violins

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Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù”, Baron Heath, Cremona 1743

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Giulio Degani, Venedig 1914

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Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma 1760

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Nicolò Amati, Cremona 1656

Making Violas

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Matteo Goffriller, Venedig um 1710

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Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma 1765

Making Cellos

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Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Mailand 1750

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Domenico Montagnana, Venedig 1730