400 W. 37th St. Reading, PA 19606 | BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

“Joe is a master violin maker, that is dedicated to the craft as much as he is to his clients.”

– Marco Coppiardi


Joseph P. McDevitt continues thetraditions of quality and customer commitment set by James E. Fegley.

Joseph P. McDevitt

Joe graduated from the elite North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts under the direction of Roman Barnas where he completed his first eight instruments. While in Boston, Joe was fortunate enough to work very closely with Marco Coppiardi, a very well-known maker and restorer throughout various parts of the world, which he continues to carry on much of what he learned throughout his work today.

Joe continues his education by attending yearly restoration courses with Hans J. Nebel, a world-renowned violin restorer. He is also heavily involved with the music community, making a continuous effort to educate young musicians about the art of violin making and the importance of keeping a well-maintained instrument.

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Fegley’s has been home to the stringed instrument business for nearly four decades. Since founded by the late James E. Fegley and his wife, Margie, Fegley’s has continued to evolve and strive to meet the needs of every customer by offering a wide range of services. From appraisals and repairs to instrument making and major restorations, you are guaranteed the finest quality and care the area has to offer. Joe works to continue the Fegley tradition by making, restoring, and selling fine stringed instruments and bows.