Luthier David Baker has spent over 20 years training under the keen eye of the world-renowned master Hans J. Nebel. Mr. Nebel is a fourth generation violinmaker, and has been at the forefront of the field of authentic and artistic violin restoration for over 50 years. Mr. Baker spent the first thirty-three years of his career in historic restoration and conservation of old buildings, and now he applies the same eye for detail, exacting standards and delight in problem-solving to bringing old instruments back to life. Mr. Baker is also a member of the VSA, the Violin Society of America.
Please call ahead (1-802-254-4425) to schedule a convenient time to bring in your instrument, and we will discuss options for repair and restoration.
The foundation of our business is the workshop;
Our goal is to help musicians sound their best;
Our passion is to understand your instrument;
Our care means working to the highest standards and using techniques and tools which have stood the test of time.
Our workshop provides a wide range of services, including:
The proper setup of your instrument is of the highest importance for its performance and ease of playing. The professional knows this; and the beginner will soon find out what a difference it makes. Let us get it right for you. We balance our drive for excellence with practicality, keeping rates reasonable so that an instrument that's a joy to play is possible for everyone.