John Hill Violin Maker... Now retiring and offering his remaining instruments at wholesale prices!
Oregon violin maker / luthier John Hill a skilled craftsman in violin, viola and cello making is retireing after 20 years of business here in the Rogue Valley. He is well versed in restoration as well as is in making instruments and he has thoroughly enjoyed serving the residents of here in Southern Oregon as well as professional and amature violin family enthusiasts the world over. His interest in violin making started in 1997 and after making several instruments initially on his own, began to seek out a formal violin making program. As fate would have it, in 2001 he found instead a rare opportunity to study under internationally acclaimed and award winning violin maker John Harrison, of Redding, CA. Since that time, now almost two decades later, John Hill has refined his art by careful study of the diverse and varying elements that interplay in a well made instrument. "It‘s a life long study but with every violin that I made, my goal has been to create an instrument that in form is crafted artistically (in the Italian tradition) and in function is created with the greatest attention in detail towards ease of playability and the type of sound quality that is sought by serious artists." In 2003 he won first prize tone award for a large viola (VMAAI). Currently his instruments are sold through his own shop in the Medford / Ashland, Oregon area and Roland Feller Violin Makers in the bay area as well as Tom Metzler's Violin Shop in Los Angelos. Member - VSA