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.
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
(Buxus Sempervirens) is sourced from the French Pyrenees or French Alps.
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
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.
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 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: email@example.com
0191 300 3018
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.
TIKL Pro Restore was developed for luthiers and restorers, with the recognition of the need for a safe and effective cleaner. Its powerful but gentle formula is designed for the removal of aged dirt build-up and dried rosin from varnished surfaces.
There are plenty of products open to restorers, but many have limited effectiveness, with others being toxic and harmful to health as well, as being potentially damaging to instruments.
Low environmental impact
Harmless to plants & animals
I have a range of peg and endpin designs for violin, viola and cellos as well as making historical copies and bespoke pegs to order.
After spending some time learning from my dad before he retired, I started supplying pegs for a wide variety of instruments in 2018.
As my first time at an event, I’m very pleased to be attending Lutherie 2023.