The Makers' Archive

Containing biographies for more than 14,000 makers of stringed instruments and bows, and useful auction price data.

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The Complete and Utter History of W.E. Hill and Sons

The company of W. E. Hill and Sons dominated the violin trade in England and throughout much of the rest of the world during the twentieth century. Its success is still recognised today.

300 years of German violin makers

Historically speaking, any luthier born south of the Alps is deemed far more worthy of interest than any poor soul working to the north. The best thing northern violin makers could do was to head south.

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