Saint Louis violin makerInstruments: Does anyone have any familiarity with a Saint Louis maker named Robert Clemens?
From Steve Trei
From Ray RandallThere 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.
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 07:39 PM
From Brennan ThaleI own one of his instruments and it is amazing.
Posted on June 15, 2008 at 05:22 PM
From Scott Cole
Posted on June 15, 2008 at 10:24 PM
From Ingrid PoppScott 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.
Posted on June 16, 2008 at 01:03 AM
From Loribeth GregoryI've never dealt with Clemens directly, but they have an amazing reputation here in STL.
Posted on June 18, 2008 at 03:00 PM
From Jeffrey HolmesYes. I went to school with both he and his wife. Fine people. Very nice instruments.
Posted on June 18, 2008 at 07:36 PM
From Jodi BI don't know much about the maker, but I would advise not going downtown St. Louis.. it is flooded now :(
Posted on June 19, 2008 at 05:28 PM
We are holding our own here in Quincy Il.
Good luck on your search
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