Looking for a Luthier in the Toledo Area
Could anyone recommend a luthier in or around Toledo? I'm new to the area, and I'm looking for someone to adjust the soundpost on my instrument. I'd be willing to drive a couple hours, if need be, say to Ann Arbor or Detroit.
Is Columbus too far?
Joe Martin in Canton made one of my instruments.
Not in Toledo, but you might try Maxwell Morgan in Cleveland Heights. He does a lot of work for players at the music schools in that area.
Ann Arbor should have plenty of people capable. Isn't Ann Arbor the American luthier Mecca:).
Ok, thanks for the suggestions! And Ann, no, Columbus isn't too far; I'd be happy to drive there if you know a good luthier in the area:)
The Loft Violin Shop, 4605 N. High Street. I've been there numerous times for sales, rehairing, strings, sound post adjustments, tailgut adjustments, a soup up treatment for my student violin. I bought my 7/8 M.F. Bieg instrument there. They keep my instruments running great. They also do major repairs. People come from miles around, even from other states. Ask for David.
Matthew wrote, "Isn't Ann Arbor the American luthier Mecca?" Well there are indeed fine violin
There are indeed some top-level restorers and repairers in Ann Arbor or the surrounding area. Jeffrey Holmes and Sharon Que immediately come to mind, although they are so highly sought after that they may not have openings to take on more work.