A transitional violin by Zack Johnson - 2015

  • A transitional violin by Zack Johnson - 2015
  • A transitional violin by Zack Johnson - 2015
  • A transitional violin by Zack Johnson - 2015
  • A transitional violin by Zack Johnson - 2015

A transitional violin by Zack Johnson - 2015

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Influenced by early Brescian models, this standard string length violin, with a slighly enlarged body has a unique and deep tone, suitable for both modern and baroque playing (currently it is set up as a modern violin). The instrument is full of character and personalization, including highly decorative inlays on the back, and double purfling as was common for Maggini and other Brescian makers.

Completed in 2015, this violin was built with aged Bavarian Spruce and Bosnian Maple tonewoods.

about Zack Johnson:

From a young age Zack has been involved in making and building things and he began his first violin in 2006. He later enrolled in the Violin Making School of America, where he graduated from in 2013. After graduation, he worked for established violin shops in both Atlanta and Eugene, Oregon. Zack joined Sam's Strings Violin Shop in Katy, TX in 2019 as a luthier, and continues to build personal handmade instruments for clientel nationwide.