Makers / Repairers

It takes a village to make a viol and keep it playing. The Society has compiled this list as a resource for our members and for the larger viol community.

VdGSA members are indicated by our logo. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement and the Society is not responsible for the content of any website linked to this page.

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Francis Beaulieu

Viol maker

Montréal, QC

Canada

Wes Brandt

Viol maker

Portland, OR

USA

Warren Ellison

Violin and viol maker

Jericho, VT

USA

Gabriela Guadalajara

Violin and viol maker

New York, NY

USA

Tim Johnson

Violin and viol maker

Plainfield, CT

USA

Thomas Mace

Viol maker

Boulder, CO

USA

Edward Maday

Violin and viol maker

Woodmere, NY

USA

John Pringle

Retired viol maker and lifetime member

Efland, NC

USA

Alexandra Saur

Viol maker

Albany, CA

USA

Warren Shingleton

Viol maker

Upland, CA

USA

Linda Shortridge
Linda Shortridge

Viol maker and lifetime member

Tucson, AZ

USA

Trouvere Music Works

Medieval instruments

USA

Henner Harders

Viol makers

Putlitz/Mansfeld

Germany

Matthew Farley

Viol maker

Kraków

Poland

Sergio Gistri

Viol maker

Colle Val d'Elsa

Italy

Jane Julier

Viol maker

Culmstock

UK

Judith Kraft

Viol maker

Paris

France

Gesina Liedmeier

Viol maker

Velp

Netherlands

Shem Mackey
Shem Mackey

Viol maker

Ramsgate

UK

Marc Soubeyran

Violin and viol maker

Ludlow

UK

Floris-Jan van der Voort

Viol maker

Oss

Netherlands

Charlie Ogle

Violin and viol dealer

Eugene, OR

USA

Lu-Mi Instruments

Viol dealer

Helsinki

Finland

Andrew Dipper

Restorer

Minneapolis, MN

USA

Sarah Peck

Restorer

Philadelphia, PA

USA

Russell Wagner

Restorer

Evanston, IL

USA

Ralph Ashmead

Bow maker

Tuolome, CA

USA

Louis Bégin

Bow maker

Lanthier, QC

Canada

Christopher English

Bow maker

Port Townsend, WA

USA

Harry Grabenstein

Bow maker

Williston, VT

USA

David Hawthorne

Bow maker

Waltham, MA

USA

Stephen Marvin

Bow maker

Toronto, ON

Canada

Pieter Affourtit

Bow maker

Hoorn

Netherlands

Coen Engelhard

Bow maker

Sieuras

France

Jérôme Gastaldo

Bow maker

Brussels

Belgium

Eitan Hoffer

Bow maker

Israel

Aquila USA

String maker

Portland, OR

USA

Boston Catlines

String maker

Somerville, MA

USA

Damian Dlugolecki

String maker

Troutdale, OR

USA

Gamut Strings

String maker

Duluth, MN

USA

Aquila Corde Armoniche

String maker

Caldogno

Italy

Corde Drago

String maker

Bologna

Italy

Kürschner Musiksaiten

String maker

Taunusstein

Germany

George Stoppani, Real Guts Strings

String maker

Manchester

UK

Toro Strings

String maker

Salle

Italy

Rouillard Aluminum Cases

Aluminum flight cases

Ste-Martine, QC

Canada

Accord Case

Carbon fiber cases

Pula

Croatia

Ika Hard Cases

Hard cases

Ždár nad Sázavou

Czech Republic

Kingham MTM Case Co

Hard cases

Essex

UK

Maurizio Riboni

Semi-rigid cases

Cremona

Italy

Stevenson Cases

Carbon fiber cases

Norwich

UK

Victor Vorko Étuis

Hard cases

Paris

France