Referral to a luthier in NYC?Instruments: I need recommendations for luthiers in New York.
From Terry King
From Michael DarntonI don't know about recently, but in the past Adam Crane, of Fine Violins of New York on W 75th, has worked on instruments for jazz players and installed bridge pickups for electrified violinists, so he should be friendly to you. His shop's phone number is 212-595-3388.
Posted on May 3, 2005 at 12:44 PM
From Peter FerreiraI go to MOREL & GRADOUX-MATT, INC. and recomend them!
Posted on May 4, 2005 at 12:54 AM
Hereis the info:
Morel & Gradoux-Matt Inc.
They work on my violin and some of their other clients include Perlman, Bell and many others. You take it from there...
From Scott TaylorGregory Singer Fine Violins on 71st street in Manhattan. They are a superb shop. The best.
Posted on May 4, 2005 at 01:14 AM
From Terry KingThanks to all three of you (Michael, Peter, Scott) for the recommendations.
Posted on May 4, 2005 at 01:48 AM
From Bill TownsendI had Kenichi Matano, 212 W. 71st St., Suite 2A New York, NY 10023 (212) 724-4476, repair a bad crack on a violin and new bridge. He did a superb job. Very reasonable too.
Posted on May 29, 2005 at 04:27 AM
From Fernando FloresI definately recommend Gregory Singer violins.
Posted on May 30, 2005 at 06:37 PM
I also believe that Kenichi Matano works along with Gregory Singer if im not mistaken.
From Annie P.i just fixed my violin from Rene Morel, and my violin started sounding (almost) like a strad!
Posted on May 30, 2005 at 07:57 PM
From Michael AvaglianoKenichi has moved uptown -- I can give you his address tomorrow when I get back to the shop.
Posted on May 31, 2005 at 01:04 AM
I would also highly recommend him. He's an excellent restorer, fast and reasonable.
From Terry KingMichael,
Posted on May 31, 2005 at 05:57 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. I'd appreciate getting his new address and phone number.
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