Hand Violin Maker

Construct bowed musical instruments like violins, cellos and violas.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Violin Makers do?

Constructs bowed musical instruments, such as violins, cellos, and violas, using handtools: Selects wood according to type, grain, and seasoning. Lays out parts to be cut, using templates. Saws, carves, and shapes instrument parts, using handtools. Glues parts together, using jigs, forms, and clamps. Finishes surface with stain and varnish. Strings instrument. Plays instrument to evaluate tonal quality. Relocates bridge and sounding post, or shaves wood from bottom of instrument to improve tone. May repair bowed instruments [VIOLIN REPAIRER]. May construct fretted instruments [FRETTED-INSTRUMENT MAKER, HAND]. May repair fretted instruments [FRETTED-INSTRUMENT REPAIRER]. May rebuild and restore bowed instruments and be designated Violin Restorer.


Should I be a Hand Violin Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Guitar Maker, Hand, Violin Maker, Hand, Violin Restorer

    How to become a Hand Violin Maker

    Most Hand Violin Makers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:95aaaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2848%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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