Finding a local Luthier
To find a trained luthier in violin making or restoration, you can start by checking local music stores, conducting online searches, and asking for recommendations from other musicians. Look for someone with a strong reputation and experience in the specific type of work you are seeking. When you meet with the luthier, ask about their qualifications, experience, and process for the work you need to be completed on your instrument or bow. It’s important to choose someone you trust to properly care for your instrument or bow and ensure it is in good condition for playing. You could also read the reviews and testimonials of local musicians who have had work done on their instruments or bows. Don’t be shy to ask for recommendations from trusted friends or colleagues who are musicians or have had work done on their instruments in the past. This way, you can get a sense of the quality of work and customer service provided by the violin shop.