About the Book

Violinists, instrument makers, and woodworkers will delight in this fresh approach to violin making.

In clear, straightforward writing accompanied by more than 100 sketches and drawings, this book demystifies the process, debunking the myth that violins can only be made by experienced craftspeople. Using common and readily available woods and tools, anyone can make their own violin that will look good and sound beautiful.

Violin Making: An Illustrated Guide for the Amateur contains all the information necessary, including a full size pattern for the reader's first attempt.

About the Author

Bruce Ossman is a retired teacher who resides in West Chester, PA. His love of classical music (especially that of the baroque era) and his interest in simplifying the overwhelming art of violin making inspired him to publish his book, Violin Making: An Illustrated Guide for the Amateur