Instrument Maker: Karl Dennis
"Violin, viola, cello or viol, my goal is to make a musical instrument that perfectly suits your artistic aims. Because each player is different, I make a variety of models based on the most successful instruments of 17th and 18th century Italy."
Repairs and Restorations: Colin Skofield
Making and Repair/Restoration for Violin and Viol family instruments.
Instrument Maker: Warren Ellison
Warren Ellison has been making fine violin and viola da gamba family instruments for over 25 years.
Instrument Maker & Restorer: Clark Gaiennie
Repairs and restorations; viols built on custom order.
Specializing in Baroque and modern repair, restoration, set up, sound adjustments and sales of contemporary and historical instruments.
"My approach to viol making adheres closely to the methods used during the 17th Century in England and France. Each instrument is unique, representing a specific time, place, and sound, and I vary my approach according to historical context. My viols are meticulously researched using technical drawings, literature, contemporary iconography, and physical examinations of the originals in museums and private collections."
Instrument adjustment and repair.
Bow Maker: Harry Grabenstein
Since 1987 he has spent long hours making bows for violins, cellos, violas and other string instruments.
Bow Maker: David Hawthorne
Maker of finest artistic bows for violin, viola and cello in modern, 18th century, and 17th century styles. Advanced repair and restoration. Specialist in expert adjustments. Dealer and appraiser of bows
Stores: Boston Catlines
Strings for early strings instruments from a number of different suppliers. Consultations to determine the best stringing for your instrument.
Stores: Early Music Shop of New England
The Early Music Shop of New England was started in 1980 as the retail branch of the workshop. In addition to our own fine, handmade instruments, we stock a variety of recorders by other makers, a wide selection of used instruments on consignment, accessories, and one of the largest stocks of books, facsimiles, and sheet music for recorders, viols, and other 'early' instruments in the US.
Stores: Johnson Strings
New and used instrument sales, rentals, repairs, bows, strings, accessories and more available worldwide. Modern instruments but a good source for accessories (stand lights, tuners, wolf suppressers, etc.)
- David Van Dandt's Period Bowmakers list