Saint Louis violin maker
Instruments: Does anyone have any familiarity with a Saint Louis maker named Robert Clemens?
From Steve Trei
Posted March 3, 2007 at 12:11 AM
Does anyone have any familiarity with a Saint Louis maker named Robert Clemens?
There was a rather huge article about him
in today's (Sunday) St Louis Post Dispatch. Go to their website and it might still be there.
I own one of his instruments and it is amazing.
From Scott Cole
Posted on June 15, 2008 at 10:24 PM
Scott you are correct, John McGrosso does have a Clemens violin, as do many student/professional players in St.Louis. I've heard and played several and they are all nice instruments. Although I ended up buying a viola from a different maker, a Clemens viola was a serious contender in my search. I belive the prices are around $14-17,000, but they might possibly have gone up a bit.
I've never dealt with Clemens directly, but they have an amazing reputation here in STL.
Yes. I went to school with both he and his wife. Fine people. Very nice instruments.
From Jodi B
Posted on June 19, 2008 at 05:28 PM
I don't know much about the maker, but I would advise not going downtown St. Louis.. it is flooded now :(
We are holding our own here in Quincy Il.
Good luck on your search