Taylors Fine Violins Lyndon Johann TaylorSan Gorgonio Dr.
I cater to lovers of all kinds of music, and feature instruments that appeal to a wide range of musical tastes, especially instruments that show signs of decades of use, through natural, not artificial wear to the instrument and the varnish.
In addition to careful competent restorations, I take a lot of time with setup; bridge, soundpost, pegs, and fingerboard, to get the best sound and playability out of the violins I restore. I price my violins reasonably, you might be pleasantly suprised by some of my prices.
My repair prices are reasonable,too; $60 to fit a bridge, $40 to fit a soundpost, $100 to fit new pegs, including the high quality parts. I charge as little as $250 to dissasemble the violin, repair up to three cracks, and put it all back together in tip top shape, but fittings are extra. I also give free verbal opinions and recommendations;
I pride myself on being straightforward and honest with my customers, and am looking forward to serving you to the best of my ability. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY is my motto. I do not offer appraisals but I give free, honest, verbal opinions. And if you have an especially expensive instrument I can refer you to the most highly qualified restorers in the Los Angeles area.
I have over 30yrs experience in musical instrument making and restoration, having split my time about 50/50 between violin restoration and clavichord making (baroque keyboard instruments). For the last eight years I have concentrated on violins and slowly built up my skills and inventory.
I apprenticed with viola maker C. Martin Kob, Yucaipa, CA, bow maker & violin restorer Burdell Tenney, Redlands, CA, violin maker RE Evans, Riverside, CA, and studied briefly with clavichord maker Thomas Glueck, from near Vienna, Austria.
By appointment, days and evenings. Mon-Sat
Opinions expressed below are those of their authors alone.
From Lyndon TaylorThe circa 1860 Derazey school French violin has sold, and I've dropped the price on the Klotz copy and the Bitterer 15" viola to $1500 each, I've added a fake Schweitzer label German trade violin for $800, and another decent german trade fiddle, repaired in Colorado in 1948, also for $800. Also new a nice circa 1830 Saxon fiddle for $1500. I have a probably Italian violin appraised by Cyril Woodcock as the work of Rafaelle Calace, 1900 Naples, undergoing a professional varnish touch up by my appraiser. but I'm not sure about the price, we may be sending it back east to try to get papers on it. Right now 20 Instruments for sale, including a german student 3/4 cello for $500.
Posted on December 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM (MST)
From Lyndon Taylorjust an update, i currently offer about 20 instruments from a $400 Rigart Rubus model, to a $5000 swedish violin by Johannes Brun 1916 that sells for twice my price in Sweden, I have a mint CF Hopf for $1200, a fine american violin from the turn of the century for $1500, a Louis Lowendal for $2000, a Klotz copy, grafted scroll, from around 1800 for $2000, two beautiful grafted scroll violins, anonymous for $2000 and $2500, a 7/8 german violin from around 1800, grafted scroll for $1500, a c.1860 Derazey school french violin, with Pressenda label for $2500, a post WWII Josef Bitterer 15" viola for $2000, and much more
Posted on September 3, 2012 at 6:03 PM (MST)
im mostly geared to the advanced student/budget professional, im sorry i cant offer any higher grade instruments right now, as they seem to sell fairly quickly, sincerely Lyndon Taylor
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