Traders for Lutherie 2022

Traders have been an important feature of Lutherie from the start. We’re happy to present a range of specialised suppliers who are ready to help you with the purchases of materials and tools so vital to our trade.

Alexander Accessories

We are proud to supply hand-crafted French and English (Hill) style tailpieces of any length for both violins and violas.

We carry the widest range of bespoke/hand-crafted chinrest designs available on the market. The woods we use are:

  • Boxwood (Buxus Sempervirens). All boxwood is sourced from the French Pyrenees or French Alps.

  • Fine grain Ebony

  • Rosewood


(Buxus Sempervirens) is sourced from the French Pyrenees or French Alps.

Alpentonholz - Andreas Pahler

Andreas and Alfred from Alpentonholz Pahler are happy again to be part of the new format of Lutherie Day.

We do our best to continuously provide well-cut wood billets from the Alps and from Bosnia as well as fingerboards and handmade sound posts.

Looking much forward to see you in Newark-on-Trent!

Amati are known for their regular musical instrument auctions including specialised events for violin makers including wood and tools.

Working with John Dilworth, they also publish books relevant to violin makers, and for Lutherie they will bring examples of their current offering:

• The Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers

• The Monograph Collection books detailing instruments by Antonio Stradivari:
La Pucelle violin, 1709
Tyrrell violin 1717
Archinto cello 1689

Contact Sarah Buchanan

Luminis violin varnish

Luminis Violin Varnish" is a range of period-correct varnishes designed to bring a fresh and vibrant look to stringed instruments. All hand-made in the UK in individual batches in the medieval city of Canterbury. The varnishes are made specifically for violin-makers by master varnish-maker Philippe Briand and are the result of years of restoring some of the best examples of Italian violin making that guided extended research and experimentation.

Lutherie Books/Tim Toft Violins

New and secondhand books on violin/bow makers and violin/bow making will be available from and Tim Toft Violins.

Special discounts will be given on the day to BVMA members and students.

British Violin Making Association

The British Violin Making Association was founded in 1995 to promote fellowship between those who have an interest in the history and the craft of violin and bow making. We welcome professional and amateur violin makers and restorers alike, as well as all those who share an interest in the subject and the craft. Although we are the British Violin Making Association, we welcome members from around the world. Membership with the BVMA means you'll receive our quarterly magazine, be able to attend our events and courses as well as gaining access to our conferences at a discounted rate.

D’Addario Strings

D’Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument strings and accessories marketed under several product brands including D’Addario Orchestral. A family-owned and operated business with roots dating back to 17th century Italy, we make bowed strings and accessories for all levels of players and playing styles. Our orchestral range includes Prelude, Ascenté, Pro Arté, Helicore, Zyex and Kaplan. D’Addario now has over 1,100 employees worldwide, and manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S. D'Addario strings and accessories are distributed in 120 countries and are the preferred choice of professional and serious amateur musicians worldwide.

Contact Markus Lawrenson:

0191 300 3018

RAB Trust

For over 20 year, the RAB Trust has been supporting student violin makers with financial grants and work placements. Come and chat with us about how you can be involved.
We will also be selling secondhand tools to raise funds.

The Sound Post Ltd

Specialist distributor of bowed string instruments, strings, fittings & accessories.

Exclusive supplier of Larsen Strings, Despiau Bridges, Oldwood 1700 Varnishes, Leatherwood Rosin and Bam Cases in the United Kingdom.


Lutherie 2022

Lutherie is organised by Helen Michetschläger, Tim Southon and Nicole Terry.

If you have any queries, please contact Tim:

Or telephone Helen on 0161 972 0839

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